Forecasting disruptive technologies/slides of yesterday’s NRC presentation

“Predicting anything’s hard, especially when it involves the future.” —Yogi Berra

Vernor Vinge and I tag-teamed “science fiction hour” at the National Research Council in D.C. yesterday; he was calling in from his home in California while I foolishly biked ten blocks through the humidity over to the National Academies of Science. Under the chairmanship of Gilman Louie, the NRC is doing some really interesting stuff, drawing on more than just the usual Inside the Beltway perspectives in taking stock of what’s to come. My contribution can be found here:  a series of slides that start by outlining the current realities of 4G warfare, and then sketch out a vision of what future 5G space/net-centric warfare might look like.

And for another vision of what such warfare might look like, check out BURNING SKIES!

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3 Responses to “Forecasting disruptive technologies/slides of yesterday’s NRC presentation”

  1. Al Billings Says:

    Your link goes to (which is a 404). I assume you meant

  2. David Williams Says:

    whoops, yes, link is fixed now. thanks !

  3. Isac Mathez Says:

    Nice contribution. Thanks.