Read an excerpt from Daniel Suarez’s science-fiction thriller, Kill Decision.

In his TED talk, “The kill decision shouldn’t belong to a robot,” Daniel Suarez described the rise of drones, automated weapons and AI-powered intelligence-gathering tools. Here, he goes further, laying out what he says is no less than a coming “automation revolution.”

Many speakers have addressed the topic of drones from the TED stage. See clips and take a deep dive into this provocative topic.