Re: FUTURE: USAF View of 2025

Michael Lorrey (
Tue, 07 Jan 1997 23:59:12 -0500

Alexander Chislenko wrote:
> On Tue, 7 Jan 1997, Michael Lorrey wrote:
> > I found the following site run by the US Air Force (my old service) on a
> > study done by the Air War College on the US and the Air Forces future in
> > 2025. They worked with futurists and scientists to project several
> > alternative futures. The one which most of us see as most likely and
> > most beneficial, they view as the most scary possiblity, which is rather
> > unsettling.
> >
> Lots of stuff there. Could you tell what view you mean, and where it is
> at the site?
> I guess the function of the Air Force is to protect us by all means from
> the things that *they* think are scary. Hmm...
> Among the reasons why USAF may not exist in 2025 that I found listed
> there, a dissolution of USA is not mentioned. I did not look well
> enough, but I think that the hypothesis that nanites may represent
> the greatest airborne threat in 2025 was not listed there.
> I am sure USAF will shoot them all down though.

In the first frame, you get a structure that starts thus:

Welcome,(linked) by the Commadant of the War College
Overview - this is a link to a overview that discusses the
"alternative futures" concept and a breif line on each of the six or
seven scenarios they explored. They touched on the rates of
technological growth, either slowly stepping upward or going

The scenario that I associated with our goals, is one they described as
having exponential tech growth with "horrifying" increases in the power
of individuals and small groups.

of course being bureacrats, in the final analysis, they put a
conservative stamp on it so their concepts of high tech advances seem
extremely tame to us. Not to get weird on you, but remember that these
are the same bozos who brought us the Condon Report.


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