General Sir Richard Barrons will talk about how digital technologies are changing the way in which states confront and conflict with each other. This is happening both in the physical arena of war, with new types of military hardware, and in the cognitive arena where cyber attacks and fake news are being deployed to great effect.
Citizens, enterprises and institutions are – as much as governments and armed forces – at the front line of this new field of combat. Homelands and the daily way of life of millions are the target once more, at the speed of missiles and the click of a mouse.
War in 140 Characters: How social media is reshaping conflict in the twenty-first century
Modern warfare is a war of narratives, where bullets are fired both physically and virtually. Whether you are a president or a terrorist, if you don’t understand how to deploy the power of social media effectively you may win the odd battle but you will lose a twenty-first century war.
David’s book “chronicles the transformation of conflict via social media into an entirely new kind of struggle at home and abroad. It’s a thrilling headlong tide of real-life stories with genuinely profound moments of perception for our time.” (Forbes)