Wednesday, May 20, 2020

U.S. Army Mad Scientist's blog: "Table of Future Technologies: A 360 Degree View Based on Anticipated Availability"

From, May 18:
[Editor’s Note:  Mad Scientist Laboratory is pleased to feature the work of Richard Buchter, Army Futures Command Combat Capability Development Command Army Research Laboratory Computational and Information Sciences Directorate (AFC CCDC ARL/CISD). After spending considerable time and effort researching potentially game changing technologies that could support Army Modernization Priorities (AMP), Mr. Buchter has created an innovative Table of Future Technologies that uses the familiar Periodic Table from Chemistry as a construct to both highlight his team’s research and provide us with a useful single portal with which to explore emergent tech across three time horizons plus an additional category of “wild cards.” Read on to learn how the table was constructed, how to use and decipher the information it contains, and highlights from each of the time horizons and wild cards — Enjoy!]

The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) was recently chartered by the Army Futures Command (AFC) to apprise it of potential future technologies that may inform Army leadership to help shape future decisions. To support this, along with other AFC taskings, ARL stood up Task Force (TF) Ignite. Under TF Ignite is the Technology Transition Team (T3) work group from which this concept originated.

This post and the associated table provides one means of easily viewing emerging technologies and accessing references for further information about new technologies of potential interest.....