The arrival of viable nano-technologies is enabling engineers to build at the smallest of scales. New materials are no longer limited by what the planet provides but by the ability to build at the nano-scale. The following thought piece in SIGNAL Magazine discusses these developments and impacts for military communicators.
Next addition to the conversation on AI and unmanned systems on future warfare at Army Magazine. Unmanned Outlook: Autonomous Systems Promise Both Strengths, Weaknesses
The U.S. Army Research Lab (ARL) recently published the results of a two-week discussion among strategic thinkers and military researchers meant to provide a visualization of the tactical ground battlefield in 2050. The conclusions produced by this group of distinguished thinkers will likely not surprise those who have long considered where key technological trends are … More Tactical Ground Warfare in 2050 – The Army Research Lab’s Stark Predictions
The Age of The Internet of Things (IOT) is officially upon us. As more devices begin to relay information about our behaviors back to various data warehouses, it’s becoming increasingly clear that this glut of data will offer many opportunities for analysis. More analysis should lead to better understanding and improved applications of this knowledge. … More All Seeing Sensors – It’s About the Data, Stupid
For government agencies, like the military and the police that depend on maintaining the trust of the public and experience profound litigious scrutiny over their conduct during violent encounters, the use of cameras and sensors to record their actions may no longer be an option – but something mandated. Body-Mounted Cameras and the Police On … More Body Cameras in the Military – A Challenging but Perhaps Necessary Technology
When did this all start? When did we begin outsourcing our long-term memories to Wikipedia and our rolodex to LinkedIn? When did we start to trust the Drudge Report over the NBC Nightly news? When did reinventing one’s identity change from leaving the farm and heading to the city – to changing Facebook profiles and … More Mankind and Information Revolutions – Past * Present * Future
With the release of the new Apple watch now seems like a good time to think about wearables in our ranks. The Apple watch represents not only a significant advancement in wearable technologies but also a potential tipping point for connected devices. In the era of the internet-of-things – wearables will be the stepping off … More The Apple Watch and Private Duffy – Where to Begin Thinking about Wearable Tech in the Military