"This Technical Note offers a brief technological forecast of selected military technologies and their employment in ground warfare in the year 2050. This document is a think piece presenting the author's opinions, intended for stimulating discussion and ongoing exploration of future directions in military technology. This Technical Note revisits ideas developed in the earlier US Army Research Laboratory report of 2015 Visualizing the Tactical Ground Battlefield in the Year 2050. It also elaborates on the context of several publications in which the author investigated possible features and capabilities of future autonomous intelligent agents and robots operating on the battlefield of the future."
ARL-TN-0901; Army Research Laboratory Technical Note 0901
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