Peter W. Singer was the director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence and a senior fellow in Foreign Policy at Brookings. Singer’s research focused on three core issues: the future of war, current U.S. defense needs and future priorities, and the future of the U.S. defense system.
The airspace [for the FAA's six drone test sites], under the current schedule, opens up [in] 2015...and so we will see one of the most fundamental shifts in who and how you can use the airspace above us.
Moore’s law is the idea that our technology—particularly our microchips—has doubled in its power capacity just about every 18 months or so. Moore’s law, though, doesn’t stop. If Moore’s law holds true, the way it’s held true over the last forty years, within twenty five years our technologies will be a billion times more powerful than they are today.
[Unmanned drone] systems are the future. Unfortunately we're not ready for them—everything from our policy to our laws to…ethical questions.