Emerging and Disruptive Technologies’ Impact on the Military Cover Image

Emerging and Disruptive Technologies’ Impact on the Military
Emerging and Disruptive Technologies’ Impact on the Military

Author(s): Sorinel Popescu
Subject(s): Security and defense
Published by: Centrul tehnic-editorial al armatei
Keywords: emerging and disruptive technologies; security and defence; security challenges; physiognomy of military conflict;
Summary/Abstract: The article addresses the emerging and disruptive technologies domain, highlighting that they will provide opportunities for the development of society and security challenges, as well. In this context, national and international security systems need to adapt and go through an extensive process of transformation, allowing them to mitigate the effects generatedby the implementation of new technologies both in the civilian field, but especially in the military. Subsequently, the development of new technologies will lead to a new revolution inthe military, which will change the physiognomy of the armed conflict. Starting from these premises, the article identifies elements related to the impact that new technologies will have on planning and conducting an armed conflict, but also some opportunities and challenges to the military as a whole. The article concludes that emerging and disruptive technologies will have a decisive contribution in the human society’s transition to a higher level of development, but their malicious use will be one of the major challenges facing national authorities and international security organisations. In the development of the article, I used as study methods the documentation and qualitative analysis of some bibliographic materials that address the field of emerging and disruptive technologies.

  • Page Range: 218-229
  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: English