Technology of War: What Does the War of the Future Look Like?

Technology continues to transform military capabilities. Rather than a revolution of military affairs, the US military is evolving as technologies change. Has cyber warfare, remote sensing, drone attacks, unmanned combat vehicles, and the speed of information made the soldier obsolete in an increasingly “antiseptic” theater of war? What does the war of the future look like, and are we equipped to triumph?

Festival: 2012

More on this Session

Watch and Listen: World

Most of us probably harbor preconceived notions about refugees. Maybe it’s a misunderstanding about what drove them... See more
The Trump Administration has said that “all options are on the table” in North Korea. What actually are the options,... See more
The Afternoon of Conversation is the Aspen Ideas Festival's signature event and hosts an audience of 2,000 in the... See more
Authoritarian populists are gaining power from Ankara to Athens, from Warsaw to Washington. Meanwhile, popular support... See more
This talk rethinks refugees as a potential economic benefit to the societies that host them, rather than simply passive... See more
It’s been called one of the worst self-inflicted political wounds of modern times. British Prime Minister Theresa May,... See more

Pages