Please see our updated Potential Game Changers handout, addressing the impact of potentially disruptive technologies. Understanding their individual and convergent impacts is essential to continued battlefield dominance in the Future Operational Environment.
Great stuff! Thanks.
I can see that the cyber security industry is not prepared to address the challenges that new technologies like these will present. Very interesting document.
Looks good! Suggest "Wireless:Power and charging over the air (long distances)" be called "Power Beaming," as the community seems to be coalescing around this nomenclature for long distance wireless power transmission, to differentiate it from short range and capacitive and inductive methods, which are already in widespread use.
Still yet to see work on how artificial/synthetic could be passed into organic computers. We need to be able to connect our brains to living computers. Access the internet in our heads or have the extra intel of Commander Shepard’s AI implant from the Mass Effect fiction.
On the artificial into biological front, further research into organs that conduct electricity. The answers are in the sea.
An adaptive camouflage copying the cuttlefish should be developed.
The ability for several drones to operate together without a central control system would improve swarming performance under harsh conditions, such as extreme weather and contested radio frequencies. Unmanned systems with the ability to collectively create strategies to locate and interact with targets without operator intervention is a big step in autonomous unmanned operations. I figured about ten years out now I am thinking seven to eight.
Attacking political will: Social media has already significantly disrupted this domain. Propaganda, uncertainty and animus create a homeland defence issue.