On March 26, 2015, DARPA released a 37 page report titled Breakthrough Technologies for National Security. It is a biennial report that summarizes their agenda for future advancements in the coming years. The report focuses on four main areas of advancement:
1. Complex Military Systems (enabling development and integration of military weapons, drones, satellite GPS, terrorism defense)
2. Mastering the Information Explosion (developing tools for the government so they can better track and organize citizens social media)
3. Harness Biology as Technology (Mixing man and machine, brain chips)
4. Expanding the Technological Frontier (mathematics, chemistry, harnessing quantum physics)
Of these four areas a few of them are rather troublesome to ponder. Considering DARPA works hand and hand with the government, things like brain chips and social media tracking raise some serious concerns for the everyday citizen.
In the video below I drive through all 37 pages of this report. I highly encourage you to watch it in it’s entirety. No one has covered this yet, so you’ve got the exclusive…
Here are just a few troubling quotes from the report….
“Military intelligence analysts face the monumental and escalating task of deriving meaning from massive volumes of complex data collected from multiple, diverse sources, including physical sensors, human contacts and contextual databases.” (pg. 14)
“Increasingly, the bottleneck to wise decision making is not a lack of data but a lack of capacity to identify and understand the most important data…. DARPA is developing novel approaches to deriving insights from massive datasets and to mapping behavior patterns at scale, including algorithms to quickly identify anomalous threat-related behaviors of systems, individuals and groups…..The Agency is also developing technologies to provide comprehensive awareness and understanding of the cyber battlespace; automated computational capabilities to detect hidden causal relationships; search technologies for discovery, organization and presentation of domain-specific content; software to detect, classify, measure and track the spread of ideas and concepts on social media…” (pg. 6)
For More Information See:
DARPA Document: http://go.usa.gov/3rut4