Rick Smith | Axon Founder | Author of The End of Killing

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Anger Games

Even though at present, it may feel like our country may never be able to move beyond the division that currently separates us, in The Anger Games, I contend that indeed there is a pathway that leads out of the darkness and back into the light.

Creating Non-Lethal Weapons for the Future

For those who want to gain a deeper understanding of non-lethal weapons technology and safety, I included this appendix. It will introduce you to the general concepts of non-lethal weapons, then walk through a first-principles design approach to building the non-lethal weapons that have the potential to make bullets obsolete in the not-too-distant future. Then I’ll discuss some of the risks that have to be evaluated when deciding to put them to use.

Drones: End of Killing References

In The End of Killing, I mentioned a concept video that demonstrates a lethal drone with unbelievable precision. You can watch the video below. In the book, I argue that something like this should worry us, because if we can get to this level of precision, why couldn't we also get to a sufficiently advanced level of non-lethality? That's the question that is at the heart of the book, and my life's work.

Anger Games

Even though at present, it may feel like our country may never be able to move beyond the division that currently separates us, in The Anger Games, I contend that indeed there is a pathway that leads out of the darkness and back into the light.

Creating Non-Lethal Weapons for the Future

For those who want to gain a deeper understanding of non-lethal weapons technology and safety, I included this appendix. It will introduce you to the general concepts of non-lethal weapons, then walk through a first-principles design approach to building the non-lethal weapons that have the potential to make bullets obsolete in the not-too-distant future. Then I’ll discuss some of the risks that have to be evaluated when deciding to put them to use.

Drones: End of Killing References

In The End of Killing, I mentioned a concept video that demonstrates a lethal drone with unbelievable precision. You can watch the video below. In the book, I argue that something like this should worry us, because if we can get to this level of precision, why couldn't we also get to a sufficiently advanced level of non-lethality? That's the question that is at the heart of the book, and my life's work.