John B. Young

Woodbridge, VA United States
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  • Wired for War

  • The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century
  • By: P. W. Singer
  • Narrated by: William Hughes
  • Length: 20 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
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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....

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  • By Doug on 04-08-11

weird pronunciations

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Reviewed: 04-04-18

What did you love best about Wired for War?

The theme of the book. How autonomous systems are changing the entire landscape of warfare

What other book might you compare Wired for War to and why?

"How Everything became War and the Military became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon." The overarching reach of the military into all sorts of dimensions of our lives. Also think it reminds me of "Life 3.0" or "SuperIntellilgence" which are both about artificial intelligence and its impact on our societies and lives

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Some really strange pronunciation of the terms: "SIPRnet," "c-RAM," and "OODA "

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Sort of. I don't think I've ever done that. This was a good book on my commute... so 30-45 minute intervals :)

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