Based on the Understanding Phase findings, NATO has identified the following priorities:
- Develop a Critical Thinking online course
- Develop improvements to the decision making processes
- Leverage technologies, including VR and AI to develop tools in support of better cognition and better decision making
Cognitive warfare is thus an unconventional form of warfare that uses cyber tools to alter enemy cognitive processes, exploit mental biases or reflexive thinking, and provoke thought distortions, influence decision-making and hinder actions, with negative effects, both at the individual and collective levels
As global conflicts take on increasingly asymmetric and "grey" forms, the ability to manipulate the human mind employing neurocognitive science techniques and tools is constantly and quickly increasing. This complements the more traditional techniques of manipulation through information technology and information warfare, making the human increasingly targeted in the cognitive warfare.
Sébastien Laurent & Nicolas Israel
The combination of Social Sciences and System Engineering can help the Analyst to improve the production of Intelligence and develop elements of strategic forecasting. In this study, the authors detail the methodology through which they succeeded in integrating social science concepts into the intelligence process. To do so, they present an innovative method (called Weber) that has been applied in 2016 to Jihadist violence as part of operational research. The findings of Weber are illustrated in 7 geographical poles.
Famous author August Cole was commissioned by the Innovation Hub to draw upon his writing and imaginative abilities to create a picture of what NATO operations could be like in the year 2040.
This paper focuses on co-evolving technological paths related to genetic enhancement, neural adjuncts in the form of nanotechnology, and neural interfaces, each of which stands to dramatically impact human intelligence up to and beyond the year 2040.
Ongoing developments in neuroscience and technology make the brain sciences valid, viable, and of growing value for operational use in warfare, intelligence, and national security applications.