Since we were (or perhaps still are) known as the Military Transformations Programme, I present an interview with P.W. Singer of the Brookings Institution, one of the leading (and youngest) scholars on technology and war.
Author P.W. Singer peers into the future of military technology.The increasingly common use of unmanned ground, air and naval systems has sparked a vigorous worldwide debate about both the military value of robotic systems and the effect they have on politics, ethics and the rules of warfare. In his recent book, Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century, P.W. Singer—a senior fellow at the Washington, D.C.–based Brookings Institution and former consultant to the Central Intelligence Agency, Congress and the departments of State and Defense—explored the history, development and current state of military robotics. Here, he discusses the ways in which evolving technologies have changed the nature and conduct of war.