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Wired for War

April 15, 2009

P.W. Singer believes that there is a revolution happening in warfare that is fundamentally changing the future of conflict. Before now, every great advance in military technology was just the introduction of a more efficient tool for one group of people to kill another group of people — a better slingshot.

But on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, we’re deploying something else entirely — robots — which removes humans from the equation altogether.

In February, Singer talked about the importance of this change at TED:

And he’s written a book that I recently reviewed for Boldtype.

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