Tripping Points on the Roads to Outwit Terror
- Posted by Mara Di Berardo
- On 6 May 2021
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- Real-Time Delphi, terrorism
The Millennium Project is glad to announce the publication of the book ”Tripping Points on the Roads to Outwit Terror,” written by three members of the Millennium Project: Yair Sharan (Co-Chair MP Node in Israel), Ted Gordon (Co-Founder of MP and Senior Fellow), and Elizabeth Florescu (Director of Research). The publisher is Springer and the book is available on line at https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030725709 where you can also see a preview of an early chapter and purchase the book in hardcover, as an ebook, or chapter by chapter.
The book examines technological and societal developments that can affect the landscape of terrorism and normalcy over the next 20 years. It is based, in part on a Real Time Delphi that asked expert participants to consider some fictional actions and judge whether the actions would be considered terrorism today and in 2040. Each chapter begins with a few “flash” scenarios (events rather than cause-effect narratives) to set the scene and give a sense of reality for the more thorough discussions that follow. The chapters focus on topics such as autonomous weapons, hidden attacks, opportunities for mayhem in space, bio-inventions, and forensics.
Although the book was not designed as a teaching text it might be used for that purpose. The authors hope it stimulates ideas about threat-reducing techniques and how nations and institutions might rise to meet future terror challenges.