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The Battlefield Of The Future?

Planet 9 from Outer Space / public domain

What does the future of warfare look like? What constitutes a battlefield? Who are the players? How can a nation protect itself from an enemy it cannot see? Quantitative futurist and founder of The Future Today InstituteAmy Webb discusses why the future of global security will be fought on virtual battlegrounds and how even the vocabulary of ‘what is considered combat’ is in question. Plus, Webb explains why so many private companies are racing to outer space, and what they’re hoping to find. Visit this link to sign up for the free Future Today Institute newsletter, and read more.

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