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"riveting and comprehensive, encompassing every aspect of the rise of military robotics." --Financial Times In Wired for War, P. W. Singer explores the greatest revolution in military affairs since the atom bomb: the dawn of robotic warfare. We are on the cusp of a massive shift in military technology that threatens to make real the stuff of I, Robotand The Terminator. Blending historical evidence with interviews of an amazing cast of characters, Singer shows how technology is changing not just how wars are fought, but also the politics, economics, laws, and the ethics that surround war itself. Traveling from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan to modern-day "skunk works" in the midst of suburbia, Wired for War will tantalize a wide readership, from military buffs to policy wonks to gearheads.
P.W. Singer, director of the 21st Century Defense Initiative at the Brookings Institution, has worked in the Pentagon and consulted for the departments of Defense and State, the CIA, and Congress. He is the author of two previous books, Corporate Warriors and Children at War.
Table of Contents
|Author's Note: Why a Book on Robots and War?||p. 1|
|The Change We Are Creating|
|Introduction: Scenes from a Robot War||p. 19|
|Smart Bombs, Norma Jeane, and Defecating Ducks: A Short History of Robotics||p. 42|
|Robotics for Dummies||p. 66|
|To Infinity and Beyond: The Power of Exponential Trends||p. 94|
|Coming Soon to a Battlefield Near You: The Next Wave of Warbots||p. 109|
|Always in the Loop? The Arming and Autonomy of Robots||p. 123|
|Robotic Gods: Our Machine Creators||p. 135|
|What Inspires Them: Science Fiction's Impact on Science Reality||p. 150|
|The Refuseniks: The Roboticists Who Just Say No||p. 170|
|What Change Is Creating for Us|
|The Big Cebrowski and the Real RMA: Thinking About Revolutionary Technologies||p. 179|
|"Advanced" Warfare: How We Might Fight with Robots||p. 205|
|Robots That Don't Like Apple Pi: How the U.S. Could Lose the Unmanned Revolution||p. 237|
|Open-Source Warfare: College Kids, Terrorists, and Other New Users of Robots at War||p. 261|
|Losers and Luddites: The Changing Battlefields Robots Will Fight On and the New Electronic Sparks of War||p. 279|
|The Psychology of Warbots||p. 297|
|YouTube War: The Public and Its Unmanned Wars||p. 315|
|Changing the Experience of War and the Warrior||p. 326|
|Command and Control...Alt-Delete: New Technologies and Their Effect on Leadership||p. 344|
|Who Let You in the War? Technology and the New Demographics of Conflict||p. 360|
|Digitizing the Laws of War and Other Issues of (Un) Human Rights||p. 382|
|A Robot Revolt? Talking About Robot Ethics||p. 413|
|Conclusion: The Duality of Robots and Humans||p. 428|
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