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Warrior Geeks: How 21st Century Technology is Changing the Way We Fight and Think About War

Christopher Coker

Abstract

This book examines how technology is transforming the way we think about and fight war, taking three major changes that are driving this process: cybernetic technologies that are folding soldiers into a cybernetic system that will allow the military to read their thoughts and emotions, and mould them accordingly; the coexistence of men and robots in the battle-spaces of tomorrow; and the extent to which we may be able to re-engineer warriors through pharmacological manipulation. By referring back to the Greeks who defined the contours of war for us, it shows how we are in danger of losing touc ... More

Keywords: technology, war, cybernetic technologies, pharmacological manipulation, post-human condition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199327898
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327898.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Coker, author
London School of Economics

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