Fighting For The Final Frontier?

Image Credit: NASA/ Bill Stafford

Discussions about the future of warfare are often limited by necessity to the next two or three decades. Not on May 18, when the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security Art of Future Warfare project will travel the farthest yet into the future to consider conflict in space during the final decade of the 21st Century. Join best-selling science fiction writer David Brin; Jason Batt, editorial director at the 100 Year Starship; Jaym Gates, editor and communications director at the Science Fiction Writers Association and author of the war-art challenge winning story From A Remove, Alec Medén to discuss whether the struggles over power and resources on Earth will extend off world, and how they might play out.

The event is open to the public and will be webcast live.

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From A Remove is the winner of the project’s latest short story creative challenge, which focused on conflict in space during the 2090s. As part of its mission to explore the role that artists can have in the national security community, the Art of Future Warfare project works to showcase not only particular visions of the future but also the methodologies employed by the creative community in order to help better prepare for, and prevent, future conflict.

Like the recent Art of Future Warfare “Great War” creative challenge, this contest showcased the value of creative thinking in the national security realm.