Preemptive Intelligence: Can We Spy on the Future?
As we learn more about quantum physics, we appreciate that time is non-linear and that we in the present can connect to the past and the future. Anticipating the future is a priority for the Intelligence Community. Can precognition rooted in the principles of quantum physics offer a new opportunity? Over the last 45 years, scientists have conducted controlled experiments that show precognition of otherwise unpredictable events is possible, and we've learned more about the circumstances and practices that support successful precognition. But incorporating this capability into national security practices is fraught with difficulties, including the vagaries of past intelligence applications, understandable skepticism, ethical issues, and a concern that predicting the future might change it.
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