Mike Judge’s 1999 satire Office Space parodies turn-of-the-century white-collar office work at a fictional software company called Initech. In an iconic scene, corporate management consultants referred to as “the Bobs” interview Initech personnel in a search for “efficiencies.” When they sit down with Tom, a middle-aged employee who works in customer management, the meeting quickly devolves into absurdity.
Simply admitting that existing operational planning methodology and doctrine are not applicable for complex strategic problem sets is a crucial first step. Once we break this paradigm, military strategists will be empowered to design new and better paradigms, yielding novel methods to more appropriately meet our nation’s strategic needs.
Absent a clear understanding of which military problems emergent technologies are required to solve, there is, perhaps, too much confidence in their ability to reshape the character of the next war by enabling decisive battlefield advantage. More troublingly, predictions about machine-dominated warfare risk obscuring the human cost implicit in the use of violence to achieve a political objective.
Data inconsistency or data consistency indigestion!
How to understand the NSA’s June 28 announcement about its call-detail record databases.
Source: The NSA and the USA Freedom Act
Ignoring the Wikipedia page makes this much more fun and the only unanswered question is why the pineapple is transparent.
He may live in a pineapple under the sea, but just what exactly is Spongebob Squarepants?
“Another Twitter user proffered some useful evidence.”
But this is Spongebob and Patrick on land… pic.twitter.com/qx79PcyIQT
— LaToya Ferguson (@lafergs) May 22, 2018
Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku, the architect of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, predicted the pivotal role that industrial overmatch would play in the outcome of World War II. Proving him right, America produced a staggering 300,000 aircraft during the war compared to Japan’s meager 76,000.
Experts suggest that having AI systems try to outwit one another could help a person judge their intentions.