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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War

The most recent book I've checked out of the library is Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War by PW Singer.

I heard of the book while listening to a video discussion among academics about wars of the future. He's written a number of books but this is his first novel (co-written with August Cole). Here's what Wikipedia says of Singer and this book ...

P. W. Singer (born Peter Warren Singer, 1974) is an American political scientist, an international relations scholar and a preeminent specialist on 21st century warfare. He is currently Strategist for the New America Foundation and a contributing editor for Popular Science .... the book melds nonfiction style research on emerging trends and technology with a fictional exploration of what war at sea, on land, in the air, space, and cyberspace will be like in the future. Publishers Weekly described it: "Tom Clancy fans will relish Singer and Cole's first novel, a chilling vision of what might happen in a world war." The release date is June 30, 2015 and Singer has done briefings in the Pentagon in advance of publication.

Here's a brief but interesting talk by him ...

And here's a TED talk by him: "Military robots and the future of war" ...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That looks interesting -- I think I'd like to read that book - thanks!

4:20 PM  
Anonymous Richard said...

So much for Asimov's 3 laws...sigh

5:08 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

Yeah, sort of the opposite. But maybe the one's who do the damage, like drones, aren't really AIs, but remote human controlled?

2:22 PM  

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