I really like P.W. Singer’s books. Wired for War is about the increasing usage of robotics in modern warfare and is on every reading list. He wrote Like War with Emerson Brooking about the weaponization of social media and it is excellent but also terrifying. Also with August Cole he wrote Ghost Fleet, a fictional account of a war with China that attempted to be a realistic possibility by grounding it in truth. Burn-In is like that. Working again with Cole, Burn-In is about an FBI agent who is helping track a series of disasters with her new robotic partner. Everything in the book is ground in reality. Perhaps a little too much. Every piece of technology in the book is cited showing that the story is made up with a basis in reality, very ripped from the headlines type of storytelling. This book is leaps and bounds better than Ghost Fleet, which I thoroughly enjoyed as does the entire Department of the Navy which basically buys copies for everyone is recommends it so much. Burn-In is more about homeland defense tope of stuff than Department of Defense stuff, if that makes sense. I really liked it. I dug that it was ground in reality, and I had fun reading it. What more can you ask for?
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