Military officers tasked with imagining future wars and world threats, and what new know-how is likely to be used, have turned to the consultants – science fiction writers.
A squad of 10 sci-fi writers, dubbed the Purple Crew, is now working alongside scientific and army consultants to think about potential hi-tech threats and battle eventualities from 2030 to 2060.
They may work intently with scientific and army consultants, grouped in a Purple Crew, to assist the military develop plans by imagining attainable eventualities, together with cybersecurity points, pirate nations, robotic troopers, quantum, new strategic assets and even world warming.
Two eventualities have already been sketched out.
One includes a group of well-funded and technologically-savvy Face/Off-inspired pirates who use deepfake imagery to hide their identities.
The second foresees that, throughout a interval of extreme local weather change, tens of millions of people that refuse the implantation of compulsory microchips by governments internationally dwell in cell seafaring favelas and plan to invade a South American nation to take management of its house and industrial centres.
The undertaking is the brainchild of Emmanuel Chiva, director of the Defence Innovation Company (AID), who mentioned the purpose is to have folks on board who assume “out of the field”.
A number of the Purple Crew’s concepts might be launched to the general public from this month however others might be categorised for nationwide safety functions.
Anybody hoping for Monsters vs Aliens or Terminator-style story arcs are prone to be upset because the squad is contemplating extra critical, clear, current and sensible threats.
The ten had been chosen from greater than 600 candidates from the cultural, scientific and tutorial world.
They embrace screenwriter Xavier Dorison, novelist Laurent Genefort, sci-fi author Virginie Tournay, writer Xavier Mauméjean, author Romain Lucazeau, cartoonist François Schuiten and scholar writer Jeanne Bregeon.
Others have opted to stay nameless.