Paul Scharre served in combat beside Jack Murphy in the Army’s 3rd Ranger Battalion, and he has just put out a truly thought-provoking book that will leave you questioning how far the capability of weaponized machines will go in years to come. It’s titled “Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War,” and it’s available now. We dive into questions that include, will there be a future where machines make decisions of war and are entirely unmanned? We give some examples from the past when computers got it wrong, and you won’t want to miss this fascinating discussion.

Paul currently works as the senior fellow and director of the technology and national security program at the Center for a New American Security. He also recently co-authored a piece about the dangers of brain injury for soldiers in combat, and steps that should be taken to effectively curb this problem with major implications. Be sure to visit Paul at and follow him on Twitter @Paul_Scharre. Let him know your thoughts on the interview. As always, also be sure to leave us a review over at Apple Podcasts. We read all the feedback and your reviews on there allow us to keep putting out shows for you twice every week with the guests you want to hear.