Source– The French army is to create a “red team” of sci-fi writers to imagine possible future threats. A new report by the Defence Innovation Agency (DIA) said the visionaries will “propose scenarios of disruption” that military strategists may not think of. The team’s highly confidential work will be important in the fight against “malicious elements”, the report states.
This is my type of shit, when I was a kid I loved Back to the Future and I’ve always tried to draw parallels between science fiction and real life. The French are trying to stay ahead of the curve and to be honest I don’t blame them. As a matter of fact I’d hate to be on the wrong side of some major catastrophe that we can’t even fathom at the moment. Maybe the storm Area-51 troopers will discover some of our own futuristic defensive measures, September 20th cant come soon enough! To all of you who are thinking Sci-Fi nerds are not qualified for the fate of humanity, remember that nerds have been predicting shit for as long as there has been shit to predict. Here are some examples:
The Moon landing: Jules Verne’s 1865 novel From the Earth to the Moon depicted three people being sent to the Moon in a spacecraft from Florida – with some similarities to the actual mission 104 years later.
Video phones: The first example of a video phone appearing on screens was in the 1927 film Metropolis, although it was considerably larger than the devices we see today.
Atomic bomb: HG Wells predicted the atomic bomb in his 1914 novel The World Set Free – which featured “indefinitely” exploding bombs based on then-early atomic science.
Not to mention all of the things the Back to The Future Series predicted. Sure they got some shit wrong, like in 2015 everyone would have a flying car, but you have to admit if you had a gun to your head right now and were asked to predict what would happen 30 years in the future, could you? At the rate tech advances nowadays there’s no way in hell any of us could know. If you ask these French nerds, they actually make a lot of sense. One of them made a jet-powered hoverboard that they flew over bastille day in Paris on Sunday:
They also believe that the future of defense is anti-drone weaponry. They are experimenting with a futuristic-looking Nerod F5 microwave jammer, a rifle-shaped weapon designed to target drones by blocking the pilot’s signals. Like it or not Drones are no doubt the future of warfare. The fact that warfare in any capacity has to exist in 2019 is still baffling to me, but that’s a different blog for a different time. All I know is if I could get my hands on one of these drone disabling microwave rifles, I would shoot down my neighbors drone. Fucking guy acts like he’s from the future because a sweaty salesman at Best Buy told him he would be hot shit if he bought the most expensive/loudest piece of shit to annoy the fuck out of me and scare the shit out of my kid. Get a real hobby and write a blog about nonsense like a real man!