UK Ministry of Defense Future "Probability"
As reported from the Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/story/0,,2053020,00.html
titled Revolution, flashmobs, and brain chips. A grim vision of the
future by Richard Norton-Taylor Monday April 9, 2007
This is the world in 30 years' time envisaged by a Ministry of
Defence team responsible for painting a picture of the "future strategic
context" likely to face Britain's armed forces. It includes an "analysis
of the key risks and shocks". Rear Admiral Chris Parry, head of the
MoD's Development, Concepts & Doctrine Centre which drew up the report,
describes the assessments as "probability-based, rather than
The 90-page report comments on widely discussed issues such as the
growing economic importance of India and China, the militarisation of
space, and even what it calls "declining news quality" with the rise of
"internet-enabled, citizen-journalists" and pressure to release stories
"at the expense of facts". It includes other, some frightening, some
reassuring, potential developments that are not so often discussed.
The report addresses topics such as New Weapons, naming electromagnetic
pulse and neutron bombs capable of wiping out communications and any
beings without harming buildings or other infrastructure.
Interestingly it identifies Marxism as being a potential problem
"The middle classes could become a revolutionary class, taking the role
envisaged for the proletariat by Marx," says the report. The thesis is
based on a growing gap between the middle classes and the super-rich on
one hand and an urban under-class threatening social order: "The world's
middle classes might unite, using access to knowledge, resources and
skills to shape transnational processes in their own class interest".
Marxism could also be revived, it says, because of global inequality.
Pressures leading to social unrest
By 2010 more than 50% of the world's population will be living in urban
rather than rural environments, leading to social deprivation and "new
instability risks", and the growth of shanty towns. By 2035, that figure
will rise to 60%. Migration will increase.
The report also suggests a rise in Islamic "political militancy,
including radical political Islam whose concept of Umma, the global
Islamic community, and resistance to capitalism may lie uneasily in an
international system based on nation-states and global market forces".
Interestingly Iran is addresses as a nation that my move towards a
"vibrant democracy" as a consequence of "its high proportion of younger
people, will want to benefit from increased access to globalisation and
diversity". Perhaps Britain and the U.S. are not intending to
In regard to terrorism, it states that casualties and the amount of
damage inflicted by terrorism will stay low compared to other forms of
coercion and conflict.
Interestingly the report addresses climate change suggesting that
global warming could decrease the salinity in the ocean and thereby
decrease the oceans warming effect on Europe potentially causing "The
drop in temperature might exceed that of the miniature ice age of the
17th and 18th centuries.". Guess the authors must have watched
that fictional movie suggesting a future iceage."
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