Wired for war: [the robotics revolution and conflict in the 21st century]

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.,
Pub. Date:
p2010.
Language:
English
Description
A military expert reveals how science fiction is fast becoming reality on the battlefield, changing not just how wars are fought, but also the politics, economics, laws, and ethics that surround war itself.Singer's previous books foretold the rise of private military contractors and the advent of child soldiers-predictions that have proved all too accurate. Now he explores the greatest revolution in military affairs since the atom bomb: robotic warfare.We are now seeing a massive shift in military technology that threatens to make the stuff of I, Robot and The Terminator a reality. Over seven thousand robotic systems are now in Iraq; pilots in Nevada are remotely killing terrorists in Afghanistan; scientists are debating just how smart-and lethal-to make their current prototypes; and many renowned science fiction authors are secretly consulting for the Pentagon.Blending historic evidence with interviews from the field, Singer vividly shows that as these technologies multiply, they will have profound effects on both the front lines and the politics back home. Replacing men with machines may save some lives but will lower morale and psychological barriers to killing. The "warrior ethos," which has long defined soldiers' identity, will erode, as will the laws of war that have governed military conflict for generations.Paradoxically, the new technology will also bring war to our doorstep. As other nations and terrorist organizations obtain their own robotic weapons, the robot revolution could undermine America's military preeminence. While his analysis is unnerving, there's an irresistible gee-whiz quality to the innovations Singer uncovers. Wired for War travels from Iraq and Afghanistan, where these machines are now fighting, to modern-day "skunk works" in the midst of suburbia, where tomorrow's technologies of war are quietly being designed. In Singer's hands, the future of war is as fascinating as it is frightening.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9781441765918
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDa194338e-5b72-91c4-b6d0-825c6ec2d937
Grouping Titlewired for war the robotics revolution and conflict in the 2first century
Grouping Authorsinger p w
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-08-23 03:55:28AM
Last Indexed2019-11-20 05:04:32AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2Hughes, William, 1957-
authorSinger, P. W. (Peter Warren)
author2-roleBlackstone Audio, Inc.
Hughes, William,1957-|Narrator
author_displaySinger, P. W
available_at_longmontLongmont Public Library
detailed_location_longmontLongmont Adult Nonfiction Compact Disc
display_descriptionA military expert reveals how science fiction is fast becoming reality on the battlefield, changing not just how wars are fought, but also the politics, economics, laws, and ethics that surround war itself.
format_category_longmontAudio Books
format_longmontAudio CD
ida194338e-5b72-91c4-b6d0-825c6ec2d937
isbn9781441765918
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b24117328.i32046613Longmont Adult Nonfiction Compact DiscCD 355.020112 SIN1falsefalseOn ShelfDec 15, 2018lgnca
itype_longmontCD audio
last_indexed2019-11-20T12:04:32.792Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formUnknown
literary_form_fullUnknown
local_callnumber_longmontCD 355.020112 SIN
owning_library_longmontLongmont Pulblic Library
owning_location_longmontLongmont Public Library
primary_isbn9781441765918
publishDate2010
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b24117328Audio CDAudio BooksEnglishBlackstone Audio, Inc., p2010.16 sound discs (ca. 20 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_longmont
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b24117328.i32046613On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue128, 1, 129, 2, 3, 131, 4, 132, 5, 133, 6, 7, 135, 8, 136, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 92, 93, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 125, 126, 127
subject_facetMilitary art and science -- Forecasting
Military robots
Military weapons
Robotics -- Military applications
Twenty-first century -- Forecasting
World politics -- 21st century
title_displayWired for war :
title_fullWired for war [compact disc] : [the robotics revolution and conflict in the 21st century] / by P.W. Singer
title_shortWired for war
title_sub[the robotics revolution and conflict in the 21st century]
topic_facetForecasting
Military applications
Military art and science
Military robots
Military weapons
Robotics
Twenty-first century
World politics