ITERATIONS OF 5GWJohn Robb
- " Lot's of discussion of what 5GW is
"Thomas P.M. Barnett
-"Fifth Generation (political) warfare
Notice how in these two posts how both Tom and John link 5GW on the expanding potential of individual actors, whether it is political conflict (Tom) or military conflict ( John), to achieve a systemic effect.
The vulnerability of individual actors vis-a-vis groups or the state puts a premium on secrecy for 5GW actors, as previously noted by Dan
. The state in turn, is vulnerable to a proliferation of such superempowered individuals and will have to defend itself with a combination of surveillance and active cultivation of primary loyalties ( reducing the motivation for such individuals to act out in antisocial ways).UPDATE:Shloky
mates the 5GW superempowered individual with Ray Kurzweil's Singularity
asks if Thomas Barnett is a 5GW Warrior ?.