InfoWar

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Springer, 1998 - Computers - 302 pages
The saying that 'war is the father of all things' can nowhere be more aptly applied than to our modern information and communication technology, for it was military research that spurred on the development both of the computer and the Internet. In what way is the military origin of these technologies going to affect their civil application ' what consequences is it going to have? What forms of war will the information society bring about, what kind of conflicts are going to take place, and on what fronts? Information, a decisive economic and cultural resource of modern society, has now become central to military-strategic deliberations. Is the global information network going to become the 'battlefield of the future'? All these are questions that have a severe effect on the civil economy and society. Not only new weapon systems and military strategies play a big part in future conflicts but also information, the 'strategic weapon' as well as the power of the media as a political power.

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Gerfried Stocker
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John ArquillaDavid Ronfeldt
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George J Stein
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GERFRIED STOCKER. Geboren 1964. Medienk]nstler, Musiker, Ingenieur f]r Nachrichtentechnik. 1991 Gr]ndung von x-space. Seit 1995 Geschdftsf]hrer und k]nstlerischer Leiter des Ars Electronica Center. Gemeinsam mit Christine Schvpf auch f]r die inhaltliche Konzeption des Festivals Ars Electronica verantwortlich. CHRISTINE SCHVPF. Studium der Germanistik und Romanistik. Seit 1981 Leiterin des Ressorts Kultur/Wissenschaft im ORF Obervsterreich, Schwerpunkt Ars Electronica, seit 1987 Prix Ars Electronica. Ab 1996 Mitglied des Direktoriums der Ars Electronica.

GERFRIED STOCKER. Geboren 1964. Medienkunstler, Musiker, Ingenieur fur Nachrichtentechnik. 1991 Grundung von x-space. Seit 1995 Geschaftsfuhrer und kunstlerischer Leiter des Ars Electronica Center. Gemeinsam mit Christine Schopf auch fur die inhaltliche Konzeption des Festivals Ars Electronica verantwortlich. CHRISTINE SCHOPF. Studium der Germanistik und Romanistik. Seit 1981 Leiterin des Ressorts Kultur/Wissenschaft im ORF Oberosterreich, Schwerpunkt Ars Electronica, seit 1987 Prix Ars Electronica. Ab 1996 Mitglied des Direktoriums der Ars Electronica.