Monday, September 10, 2007

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Welcome to The Geeks of War: The Secretive Labs and Brilliant Minds Behind Tomorrow’s Warfare Technologies
John Edwards
(www.pentagon-press.com)

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Battle lasers, warheads using plastics, ceramic armour, smart bombs, bee-inspired robots, sniffing sensor, bio-fuel for missiles, e-textiles for battlefield sound detection… Welcome to The Geeks of War: The Secretive Labs and Brilliant Minds Behind Tomorrow’s Warfare Technologies by John Edwards ( www.pentagon-press.com).

The book discusses ‘information systems’ in a chapter titled ‘the fingertips war’. Info at fingertips that the military increasingly demands includes ‘data on factors such as troop movements, local terrain, weather, and available resources’.

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