articles tagged: war
how killer robots can reshape the world’s militaries and geopolitics
# tech

how killer robots can reshape the world’s militaries and geopolitics

The American military may be the best in the world, but too often, it’s fighting 21st-century wars with 20th-century ideas. Its foreign counterparts have an opportunity to master the wars of the future.

why autonomous killer robots are inevitable and why we should be pretty worried about them
# tech

why autonomous killer robots are inevitable and why we should be pretty worried about them

Let's not surgarcoat this. We will build autonomous killer robots because we have every incentive to. So let's make sure we get them right.

the weapon no one can see coming…
# space

the weapon no one can see coming…

One of the most destructive and hardest to defend against weapons we could build would be an inert slug of exotic alloys that does its damage using nothing but speed. A lot of speed.

to sate appetites for war, bring back the draft?
# politics

to sate appetites for war, bring back the draft?

Would a draft really discourage more Americans from supporting wars abroad?

why space fighters would actually be useful
# space

why space fighters would actually be useful

Internet pedants fact checking space battles like to pick on the idea of deploying fighters in space. That seems like a big mistake.

who needs a clearance? you’ve got wikileaks!
# politics

who needs a clearance? you’ve got wikileaks!

WikiLeaks' stunt is unlikely to end well for informants helping to fight the Taliban and seems designed only to boost Assange's profile.

environmentalists take on the military
# politics

environmentalists take on the military

According to some environmentalists, the worst part of war is the carbon footprint.

gearing up for war in outer space
# space

gearing up for war in outer space

The only questions about whether there will be a war in space are when and what weapons will be used.