P.W. Singer and August Cole’s debut novel Ghost Fleet isn’t like any other Future War novel out there. One, they’re not your typical novelists, and two, it’s a novel that’s more realistic than anything else that typically has the ‘Military Science Fiction’ moniker attached to it.
Set in the near future, Ghost Fleet dares to imagine what the next global war might actually look like. We talked to P.W. Singer to learn how he and his co-author August Cole managed to produce a futuristic techno-thriller that’s as plausible as it is entertaining. We were also given an exclusive excerpt from the…
The recent Sony hacking scandal just proved what's already been clear to a lot of people for years: cyberattacks are an ever-increasing threat, and we're not ready. Luckily, a book released last year provides an excellent primer on this sort of situation: P.W. Singer and Allan Friedman's Cybersecurity and Cyberwar:…
P. W. Singer, author of Wired for War, discusses robots in the military and the intersection between video games and war in this rerun of Episode Three of The Geek's Guide to the Galaxy.
The U.S. Navy is looking towards the world of 2030, when its newest recruits will be just retiring. There'll be lasers, remote-controlled planes... and eye surgery to help you see in the dark.
When I interviewed Wired for War author PW Singer last March, he told me that the preconditions for a successful Terminator-type uprising are not in place. As computer development accelerates, however, those preconditions become way more possible.
If you shrug off Terminator and Battlestar Galactica as never-gonna-happen impossibilities, PW Singer has news for you. His spine-tingling book, Wired For War, carefully explains the robotics revolution that's gripped our military since 9/11.
If you're interested in the future of non-fictional robot armies, P.W. Singer's Wired for War will give you an intriguing glimpse into the present state of mechanized warfare. This is where scifi meets reality.
Discussed within: Asimov's Laws, Microsoft Word as the downfall of robot rebellion, Astro Boy, robots with hearts of gold, Jon Stewart's embarrassing film career, and Japan's decidedly adorable robot culture. Watch after the jump.