The Importance of History in Technology and Security Policy Analysis

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Media Outlet: Small Wars Journal

While many people in military, law enforcement, security, and intelligence professions have always thought of their superiors as overly rote and mechanical, they may very well live to see their boss actually become a machine. In various domains of security and conflict, analysts increasingly predict that machines will take on progressively larger components of human reasoning and decision-making.

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Adam Elkus was a fellow in the Cybersecurity Initiative. He is a Ph.D. student in Computational Social Science at George Mason University, and currently serves as a Technology Research Analyst for Crucial Point, LLC and a columnist for War on the Rocks.