A vision of doom brought to you by Call Of Duty Black Ops 2
In conjunction with this week’s announcement of Call Of Duty Black Ops 2, Activision and Treyarch have commissioned a documentary series exploring the potent ramifications stemming from the intersection of cutting-edge technology and war. Experts from the academic, tech and military communities share their thoughts on the current state and future of high-tech combat.
Observe in horror as they lay out a reality in which a hacker group not unlike that which spurred the infamous PSN outage just last year could potentially seize control of entire armies.
Given the near-future setting of Black Ops 2 who better to assess the technological trajectory of the military than those well versed in applied science’s current role on the battle field.
Over the five installment series, experts detail the history of technological advancement and its role in shaping the ever-evolving reality of war.
The message is as deliberate as it is resolute. Despite the nearly unlimited potential of robotic innovations, they carry with them an inherent fragility which makes them as dangerous to ally as they are to enemy.
Below you’ll find all five chapters dedicated to distinct areas. Be sure to let us know what you think of the documentary series as it pertains to the setting of Black Ops 2 and the world at large.
Zombie robots anyone?
“If the pace of technologic change stays the same, within 25 years our technologies, our computers, our robots will be a billion times more powerful than today.” – P.W. Singer, future war expert
“Today with an unmanned aerial vehicle you can fire a Hellfire missile three feet from a friendly and have no friendly casualties” – Olvier North, Lieutenant Colonel USMC Ret.
“We all have software glitches. They happen all the time.” – P.W. Singer
“I don’t worry about a guy who wants to hijack a plane. I worry about the guy who wants to hijack all the planes.” – Oliver North
“I’ve got so much technology down there, that it is like being in a futuristic movie.” – Major Alex Brown, Special Forces, US Army