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

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    Four Ways 3D Printing May Threaten Security

    3D printing has the potential to improve lives. But it could also bring new perils, such as disrupting weapons regulations and jeopardizing manufacturing jobs. While there's reason to be cautious about this technology, there's also danger in overreacting and overregulating what could be a new era of innovation.

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Understanding Distant Dangers

Rather than looking at the national security headlines of the day, Security 2040 explores big-picture trends that cross industries and borders—and are shaping the security landscape over the next 20 years.

A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

The Security 2040 team comprises experts from diverse fields such as nuclear strategy, economics, and anthropology. A multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach helps us better understand the far-reaching security impacts of complex trends and technologies.

Shaping Security Policy

What should policymakers and industry leaders be planning for in the next 20 years? Security 2040 brings lesser-known security risks to the forefront, and generates useful findings and recommendations to help decisionmakers stay ahead of the curve.

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