Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow August Cole published an article with Peter W. Singer titled “Thinking the Unthinkable with Useful Fiction” in the Fall 2020 edition of Queen’s University Journal of Future Conflict. The article explains how fictional intelligence, or FICINT, can be used successfully in future conflicts.

Narrative is arguably our oldest tool of communication, and now it is being deployed to share insights into future conflicts in all their dimensions.

August Cole
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