The Operational Environment in 2035: Mad Scientist Writing Contest
[Editor’s Note: Crowdsourcing is an effective tool for harvesting ideas, thoughts, and concepts from a wide variety of interested individuals, helping to diversify thought and challenge conventional assumptions. Mad Scientist is pleased to announce the first of our FY20 writing contests — Read on!]
The Army’s Mad Scientist Initiative wants to harness your diverse intellects to mine new knowledge and imagine the possibilities of the Operational Environment in 2035.
Deadline for submission is 1 March 2020.
• Nonfiction only.
• Submissions must be unclassified, unpublished, and cleared by your public affairs office and operations security managers (USG & as applicable).
• Maximum 2000 words/12 point font.
• Team or individual entries welcome.
TOPICS OF INTEREST
• What new skills and talent management techniques will be required by the Army in 2035?
• What does the information landscape look like in 2035? Infrastructure? Computing? Communication? Media?
• What can we anticipate in the Competition phase (below armed Conflict) and how do we prepare future Soldiers and Leaders for these challenges?
• What does strategic, operational, and tactical (relative) surprise look like in 2035?
• What does Multi-Domain Command and Control look like on the battlefield in 2035?
• How do we prepare for the second move in a future conflict?
• Which past battle or conflict best represents the challenges we face in the future and why?
• What technology or convergence of technologies could provide a U.S. advantage by 2050?
The author of the winning submission will be invited to present at a Mad Scientist event in 2020. Select semi-finalists will be published on the Mad Scientist Laboratory blog site or on one of our partner sites.
NOTE: NO Department of Defense affiliation is required for submission. This Community is open to EVERYONE. Help shape the Army’s view of future Multi-Domain Operations and perspectives on the future OE.