The history of warfare has been one of innovation, trying to keep one or two steps ahead of your enemy in weapons and technology; anything to give your side the edge on the battlefield. The 20th Century alone saw dramatic leaps in war fighting technology, from the individual riflemen to nuclear weapons. What does the future have in store for the battlefields of the 21st Century? Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 explores just that with a six part mini documentary embedded in the reveal trailer. At any point in the trailer you can stop the action and have future war expert and author of Wired for War, P.W. Singer discuss the progression of technology in warfare, its uses, and what happens when the smart weapons a nation uses malfunction or –even worse- are hacked and turned against their former masters. Lt Col Oliver North USMC Ret and Major Alex Brown, U.S. Army Special Forces, weigh in with the current level of battlefield tech, its uses and capabilities. It’s really an innovative and interesting way to learn what the near future holds, not only for warfare but society in general.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 hits 13 Nov 2012.