NASA | Future Strategic Issues/Future Warfare [Circa 2025]
The ‘Bots ‘Borgs, ‘& Humans Welcome You to 2025 A.D.
I recently came across this research document written in 2001 by a NASA employee named Dennis M. Bushnell who was the Chief Scientist at the NASA Langley Research Center. The document says it's meant to incite thought/ discussion and is based in all cases upon existing data/trends/analyses/technologies (e.g., NO PIXIE DUST) and provides in some cases a somewhat broader view of prospective developments and issues. The utilization and application of these 2025+ Projections are:
- Inputs to Future Warfighting Concepts Development(s)
- Inputs to New Procurement Decision
- “Heads Up” for Intel Community
- Inputs to DOD R&D Planning
It basically gives projections and outlines ideas around how war could be fort and the types of weapons that could be used by 2025. Bellow I share some of page highlights.