Contributor Perspectives

Security and the 'Holographic Society'

Eric B. Schnurer
Board of Contributors
Jul 12, 2019 | 11:00 GMT
A NATO training center conducts an exercise on cyberwarfare and security on June 22, 2017, in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

A NATO training center in Poland conducts an exercise on cyberwarfare and security. Many future-of-war theorists believe that conflict will rarely involve the physical any longer, but rather attempts to "win" without seizing direct physical control over people and territory.

(JAAP ARRIENS/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The cyber world is dissolving distinctions between war and non-war, between what's "inside" a country and what's outside it, between the state and society. In fact, the very distinction between the virtual and physical worlds is itself dissolving. So perhaps we ought to be thinking about security in the physical world as we do in cyber....

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