How technology, people, & ideas are shaping the future of global security

Security 2040 is a research initiative from RAND's Center for Global Risk and Security. Led by a team of young RAND researchers, this collection of work spans the globe and crosses different disciplines—from nuclear strategy, to economics, to anthropology. The ultimate goal is to provide guidance that helps decisionmakers plan for a safer, more secure future.

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Security 2040 tackles big, important questions about new technologies and trends that are shaping the future of global security.

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    Brain-Computer Interfaces Are Coming. Will We Be Ready?

    Aug 27, 2020

    Brain-computer interfaces give humans the ability to directly control machines with their minds. Before this emerging technology matures, it's important for developers to weigh the opportunities against the risks.

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