Thursday, June 28, 2018
More in the nutshell stuff, extracts with key points from an article by Barno and Bensahel that tip from isegoria.net, the future of warfare.
"in a nutshell - - when you want to make it clear that you're going to sum something up in just a few words. ..."
"The Fourth Industrial Revolution will transform the character of war"
"The U.S. military has extensive combat experience — in small wars — but it may not know what to expect from war in the Fourth Industrial Revolution"
FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION AS DEFINED BY:
"Characterized by a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, the developments are affecting all disciplines, economies, industries and governments, and even challenging ideas about what it means to be human."
"What will it mean to fight wars in a world characterized by the Fourth Industrial Revolution — and what will it take to win?"
"Just as it will disrupt and reshape society, the Fourth Industrial Revolution will transform the character of war."
* "Space and cyber. Artificial intelligence, big data, machine learning, autonomy, and robotics."
* "The return of mass and the defensive advantage. A new generation of high tech weapons."
* "The unknown x-factor. Secret technologies developed by friend and foe alike will likely appear for the first time during the next major war, and it is impossible to predict how they will change battlefield dynamics.s of unanticipated, unfamiliar challenges to U.S. forces."
* "The emerging characteristics of the Fourth Industrial Revolution suggest we are on the precipice of profound changes to the character of war."
* "The study of warfare has always heavily relied upon scrutinizing past battles to discern the lessons of those as yet un-fought. But in today’s world, that important historical lens should be augmented by one that focuses on the future."
See previous blog entries the topic of which was the future of warfare, the body/mind/technological/cyber connection: