Military robots and the terrifying future of war: P.W. Singer on TED.com

Posted by: Tedstaff

In this powerful talk, P.W. Singer shows how the widespread use of robots in war is changing the realities of human combat. He shows us scenarios straight out of science fiction — that now may not be so fictitious. (Recorded at TED2009, February 2009, in Long Beach, California. Duration: 16:06.)

Watch P.W. Singer’s talk from TED2009 on TED.com, where you can download this TEDTalk, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances from our archive of 400+ TEDTalks — including more talks about war.

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  • Jennie Hernandez commented on Apr 8 2009

    The money used to fund these technology should be put to more worthwhile cause like fighting hunger in Africa.

  • Russ Don commented on Apr 7 2009

    What about the old sticks and stones battles?

  • Kyle Waters commented on Apr 5 2009

    Seems the human is becoming more and more disconnected from their battles, in the ‘dark ages’ wars were fought using swards and shields then guns and cannons then plains and tanks soon we won’t even need a human army to fight wars.

    The only problem behind all this is now it’s the by-standers that suffer, not just the people actually fighting in battle.