Air Force’s Top Brain Wants a “Social Radar”

by Noah Shachtman, Wired Magazine, Danger Room Blog, January 19, 2012

…Dr. Mark Maybury, today’s [Air Force] chief scientist, … calls his vision “Social Radar.” …  It’ll be more of a virtual sensor, combining a vast array of technologies and disciplines, all employed to take a society’s pulse and assess its future health. It’s part of a broader Pentagon effort to master the societal and cultural elements of war … First step: mine Twitter feeds for indications of upset. …

For full text of the article, visit Air Force’s Top Brain Wants a Social Radar and visit Danger Room – What’s Next in National Security | Wired.com.

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