Category threat of next pandemic

Russia By Cyber, North Korea By Nuke: A New Batch Of Grim Warnings From U.S. Intel

Russia by Cyber, North Korea by Nuke: A New Batch of Grim Warnings from US Intel thecipherbrief.com · by | The Cipher Brief Staff · February 14, 2018 Questioning on Russian election interference and how the Trump White House handles staff clearances dominated the worldwide threat hearing Tuesday, as the Senate intelligence committee grilled leaders of the FBI, […]

Bugs And Gas: Biothreats And WMD In The New National Security Strategy – Modern War Institute

Excerpts: I have no doubt that the National Security Strategy was developed by serious national security experts who understand the need to prioritize and address the nation’s security interests, with protection against WMD threats among those priorities. But a year into the administration’s first term, can the armed services take anything out of this document […]

36 Black Swans, Gray Swans, And Pink Flamingoes To Watch In 2018

36 Black Swans, Gray Swans, and Pink Flamingoes to Watch in 2018 mwi.usma.edu View Original December 28th, 2017 While driving along the shore of Lake Wanaka on New Zealand’s South Island in September 2011, I saw them for the first time. Black Swans. My wife and I pulled over, jumped out, and spent a half […]

Deadly Outbreak Of Black Death Which Has Killed 165 In Madagascar May MUTATE And Become UNTREATABLE; Infectious Disease Experts Believe If The Disease Reaches Europe Or The U.S.  We Can Likely Contain It — But, Sooner Or Later………..

Deadly Outbreak Of Black Death Which Has Killed 165 In Madagascar May MUTATE And Become UNTREATABLE; Infectious Disease Experts Believe If The Disease Reaches Europe Or The U.S.  We Can Likely Contain It — But, Sooner Or Later………..    http://www.fortunascorner.com      Are we on the verge of the next global pandemic?  Stephen Matthews and Chris Pleasance […]

We Don’t Need Another National Biodefense Strategy – Modern War Institute

Conclusion: The United States is better prepared for responding to biological threats than the critics suggest, but could benefit from clearer policy on how it prepares for and executes biodefense, biosafety, and biosecurity. The US military in particular needs to re-examine its own strategies and programs to ensure that the right capabilities are developed to […]

The Pentagon Ponders The Threat Of Synthetic Bioweapons; The Next Global Pandemic Could Be Launched After Downloading The How-To From The Internet; ‘A Crack In Creation’

The Pentagon Ponders The Threat Of Synthetic Bioweapons; The Next Global Pandemic Could Be Launched After Downloading The How-To From The Internet; ‘A Crack In Creation’   http://www.fortunascorner.com        Eric Niiler has an article in today’s (July 10, 2017) WIRED.com with the title above, discussing the disruptive field of gene editing; and, the potential misuses […]

Cyber Terrorism And Biotechnology When ISIS Meets CRISPR

Thursday, June 1, 2017 Cyberterrorism and Biotechnology When ISIS Meets CRISPR Amrit P. Acharya and Arabinda Acharya https://www.foreignaffairs.com/print/1120230 AMRIT P. ACHARYA is a consultant at McKinsey & Co and a former employee at Monsanto’s Corporate Venture Capital group and ITC Ltd’s Agribusiness group. ARABINDA ACHARYA is Associate Professor in the College of International Security Affairs […]

The War Algorithm: The Pentagon’s Bet On The Future Of War

The War Algorithm: The Pentagon’s Bet On The Future Of War By Colin Clark, breakingdefense.com View Original May 31st, 2017 Thinking about robots and war often brings to mind HAL, the apparently well-meaning but ultimately destructive computer in 2001, or the metallic creatures of death in the Terminator series.Today, however, the Pentagon wants to push the concept in a different […]

Daniel Suarez Says In New Book That Gene Engineering, Not Artificial Intelligence Is The Next Big Threat: No One Is Prepared For An Era, When Editing DNA Is As Easy As Editing A Microsoft Word Document

Daniel Suarez Says In New Book That Gene Engineering, Not Artificial Intelligence Is The Next Big Threat:  No One Is Prepared For An Era, When Editing DNA Is As Easy As Editing A Microsoft Word Document    www.fortunascorner.com   “The successors to Silicon Valley will be in Singapore, Hong Kong, Mumbai — and, in places […]

Machines Could Soon Take Over From Humanity Warns Cambridge University;s Lord Martin Rees: The Astronomer Royal Recently Discussed The Likelihood Of Alien Life, The Growing Terrorist Threat, & His Anger Over Brexit

Machines Could Soon Take Over From Humanity Warns Cambridge University;s Lord Martin Rees:  The Astronomer Royal Recently Discussed The Likelihood Of Alien Life, The Growing Terrorist Threat, & His Anger Over Brexit   www.fortunascorner.com        Earlier this month (April 4, 2017), world renown cosmologist and astrophysicist, Lord Martin Rees, sat down for a […]