💬 ‘At first I thought, this is crazy’: the real-life plan to use novels to predict the next war

Replied to ‘At first I thought, this is crazy’: the real-life plan to use novels to predict the next war (theguardian.com)

Three years ago, a small group of academics at a German university launched an unprecedented collaboration with the military – using novels to try to pinpoint the world’s next conflicts. Are they on to something?

The idea of literature being used as a means of predicting the future and war had me wondering about a few things:

  • What does this look like in the world of AI and invented texts?
  • Would this mean that a totalitarian regime might prevent change by silencing authors?

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