Cooperation and conflict in the virtual world: How cyber and other emerging technologies will shape the future of world affairs
Start 18:00, End 19:30
Cyber and other new technologies are altering the global political and military landscape. While these changes are evolutionary rather than revolutionary, battlefield automation may dramatically alter the political logic of war. Just as war is understood as a continuation of politics, cyber conflict as a political tool must serve political ends. How is the issue of cyber conflict informing political decisions? Internet security challenges like hacking and aggression are making headlines, but some of these issues may be overhyped or misplaced. Real challenges are going unaddressed due to fears of unlikely catastrophic outcomes. How do we separate mere hacking mischief from the real threat of cyberwar?