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An array of science-fiction-like technologies would likely make their debut in such a war, from AI battle management systems to autonomous robotics. But unlike the ISIS’s of the world, great powers can also go after high-tech’s new vulnerabilities, such as by hacking systems and knocking down GPS. The recent steps taken by the U.S. Naval Academy illustrate where things might be headed. It added a cybersecurity major to develop a new corps of digital warriors, and also requires all midshipmen learn celestial navigation, for when the high tech inevitably runs into the age old fog and friction of war.
While many leaders on both sides think any clash might be geographically contained to the straights of Taiwan or the edge of the Baltic, these technological and tactical shifts mean such a conflict is more likely to reach into each side’s homelands in new ways. Just as the Internet reshaped our notions of borders, so too would a war waged partly online.
is there any doubt that Europe would side with NATO?
originally posted by: Zanti Misfit
a reply to: Profusion
Time Magazine: This Is What World War III Will Look Like ....
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The elephant in the room that can't be missed is the fact that the United States no longer has the manufacturing base domestically to support a long war. Would China confiscate all foreign-owned investments?
originally posted by: Konduit
a reply to: Jason88
They say that the technology available to the pubic is at least 10 years behind what is actually out there. Hell, MI6 was using Ipads in the 90's. Not saying real, sentient AI exists... but if we have commercially available smart cars, smart drones, smart programs and smart everything, imagine what we don't know about.