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Predator Empire – 30% discount at UMP

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My upcoming book – Predator Empire

Due to be released in August with the University of Minnesota Press…

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300,000 U.S. drones have been registered

A rule requiring all drones that weigh between 0.55 and 55 pounds to be registered with the Federal Aviation Administration, has resulted in close to 300,000 owners coming forward in the first 30 days since registration opened on on Dec. … Continue reading

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China’s rising lethal drone exports

This article explores the rising market for cheaply produced (but lethal) Chinese drones. This booming geography is a result of the few restrictions the Chinese place on exports–unlike U.S.-manufactured armed drones, which have only been sold to a small number … Continue reading

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WEF:5 million jobs to be lost to robots

More news on the “fourth industrial revolution” (AI and robotics) and its effects on jobs and income inequality. The World Economic Forum (WEF) warned that while this is pushing us into “the fourth industrial revolution” and is transforming the labour markets beyond … Continue reading

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The U.S. Military’s Ongoing Securitization of Africa

U.S. Marines simulate a riot during a crowd control training exercise with soldiers from Burkina Faso. Source. In what follows, I want to explore, and summarize, four articles–written by Nick Turse–that were released in 2015 about the U.S. military’s presence … Continue reading

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Drone Aviary

The Drone Aviary reveals fleeting glimpses of the city from the perspective of drones. It explores a world where the ‘network’ begins to gain physical autonomy. Drones become protagonists, moving through the city, making decisions about the world and influencing … Continue reading

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