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Thursday, April 12, 2007


UK Ministry of Defense considers future conflicts

This is a summary of a UK MoD report on the nature of future conflicts. Two considerations caught my attention: the revival of "marxist" movements, and "inter-communal" conflicts.

For the "marxist" section, I interpret this as a re-invigorated movement for economic liberation (our stuff), or perhaps a more formal economic equality (more statist stuff).

Among the "Pressures leading to social unrest", they discuss national identity groups that cross state borders, and the fear that these groups will maintain ancient conflicts even in this new environment. I think that it is important that we find a way to disperse these group-identity based conflicts.

Anyway, read it for yourself: Revolution, flashmobs, and brain chips. A grim vision of the future | Science | Guardian Unlimited

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