Articles from Global Guerrillas
I'll get some down and dirty insurgent thinking up tomorrow.
In the meantime, here's some of my thinking on a strategic concept that could direct the development of autonomous robotics. It's called cognitive dominance.
During this year's US election, what is the most common form of political communication?
Is TV, print, or online advertisements? No.
Is TV, print, or online journalism? No.
The most common form of political messaging is found on social networking. It's called a meme.
A meme is an image and with a bit of text that conveys a very precise emotion or idea. Up until this election, they were usually packaged like this:
Our political system is broken.
How do we fix it? We don't.
We hack it.
We build a political party that works like a network.
How? We turn the party into an app. Into software.
My collaborator, the successful tech entrepreneur Jordan Greenhall, has a proposal for this.
Some thinking you might find useful. It might sound wild and remote, but we are in a wild and out of control year. ANYTHING can happen.
A treasure trove of e-mail and voicemail messages from the Democratic National Committee has been leaked. Here's what happened.
It's amazing how quickly social media broadcasting has become central to social violence. It is being used by all of the participants:
Attackers (video was removed): Larossi Abballa Facebook livestreamed his terrorist attack on the home of a police chief in France.
Some items to think about:
The lone wolf terrorist does not exist.
The lone wolf terrorist is a fiction. He doesn't exist.
The reason is simple.
People don't engage in terrorism as individuals. They do it as part of a social group. They need the social meaning a group provides to justify the personal risk and the act of violence.
Bots will transform warfare, from guerrilla warfare to conventional state conflict.
Before I get to how bots will enable the automation of terrorism (a truly transformational development), let me spend a bit of time on how it will transform nation-state militaries.