Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The robotic future?

Yes, another uncomfortable confession - I listen to NPR, Fresh Air nonetheless. This time it was well worth it as JPD's girlfriend Terry Gross interviewed P.W. Singer (audio here) about his new book, Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century.

He is a Senior Fellow at the Center-Left Brookings Institution and was Defense Coordinator for then Presidential candidate Obama's Defense Policy Task Force. He is an important head to try to get inside of - as he is inside the head of the CINC. This is well worth the 38 minutes to listen to - and the book may go on my list.

One of the more interesting parts he discusses are the disconnect between those fighting the war on the ground and those comfortably fighting the war in CONUS. That and the growing view of autonomous operation should give you plenty to chew on. Yes, I'm thinking about Terminator too.

No comments: