Army Cyber Institute
Science Fiction Prototypes are science fiction stories based on future trends, technologies, economics, and cultural change. The story you are about to read is based on threatcasting research from the Army Cyber Institute at West Point and Arizona State University’s Threatcasting Lab. Our story does not shy away from a dystopian vision of tomorrow. Exploring these dark regions inspires us to build a better, stronger, and more secure future for our Armed Forces. We re-defined how the Army operated after Vietnam to fight the Cold War. We shifted from Cold War thinking to more than a decade of counterinsurgency operations. Maybe it is time to redefine how we fight the next generation of adversaries – both on the ground, in the air, and in cyberspace. Cyber and Electronic Warfare effects must become just another option that a commander can employ to meet their objectives. Our adversaries think like this. Our adversaries are embracing change. Our adversaries are evolving. What happens if we are left behind?
Johnson, Brian David, "Dark Hammer" (2018).