[mark safranski / “zen“]
This book by Kenneth Payne of King’s College is newly released by Georgetown Press. I saw it mainly by chance while perusing my twitter feed and ordered a copy. At first glance, it looks very promising, albeit I have a bias toward cultural evolutionary frameworks. Perhaps it will get me more up to speed on the implications of Ai for emerging warfare.
Just thumbing through, Payne has a solid bibliography and some intriguing chapter and section headings. For example:
The Hoplite Revolution:Warriors, Weapons and Society
Passionate Statesmen and Rational Bands
The Ai Renaissance ad Deep Learning
Chimps are Rational Strategists, Contra Humans
Enough to whet the appetite. May discuss Strategy, Evolution and War further after I finish it.
What have you been reading in the realm of strategy or war lately?