"War in the Age of Intelligent Machines"
Discusses how Manuel DeLanda presents this viewpoint of the history of military technologies in his book "War In the Age of Intelligent Machines".
# 61403 | 700 words | 1 source | APA | 2001 |
Published on Oct 06, 2005 in Philosophy (Science) , History (General) , Computer and Technology (Technology) , English (Analysis)
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Throughout the course of history, technology and the military have been intertwined. The military has employed technologies to defeat enemies in battle as the military which manifests the superior technologies usually wins the war. In more present times, however, distinctions between the military and its technologies are less apparent. As a result, humans perceive the two as a merged glommule, each dependent on the other. While human historians attempt to explain the history of military technologies from a mechanical and mathematical viewpoint, a robot historian can instead trace the impacts of new technologies on human evolution. The paper explains that this enables the robot historian to regard his lineage in a non-anthropocentric inclination which sees the new military technologies as independent of mankind. The paper examines how Manuel DeLanda presents this viewpoint of the history of military technologies in his book "War In the Age of Intelligent Machines".
From the Paper:"DeLanda's history from this perspective is a more critical one than that which looks at the actual technologies. A technological approach to the history of military technologies would be far more mathematical fact than theory and would look at much less of the coevolution between technologies and mankind. His approach is methodological as it traces this history, yet it continues to speculate into the future of technology's place in the structure of the military."
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