The Intercept recently obtained a video from the pentagon via the Freedom of Information act titled “Megacities: Urban Future, the Emerging Complexity”
The video describes a dystopian future similar to scenes of sci-fi movies such as Terminator and Robocop. The video is used by as part of an “Advanced Special Operations Combating Terrorism” course offered at JSOU earlier this year. The Intercept reports:
The video was used as part of an “Advanced Special Operations Combating Terrorism” course offered at JSOU earlier this year, for a lesson on “The Emerging Terrorism Threat.” JSOU is operated by U.S. Special Operations Command, the umbrella organization for America’s most elite troops. JSOU describes itself as geared toward preparing special operations forces “to shape the future strategic environment by providing specialized joint professional military education, developing SOF specific undergraduate and graduate level academic programs and by fostering special operations research.”
Lacking opening and closing credits, the provenance of “Megacities” was initially unclear, with SOCOM claiming the video was produced by JSOU, before indicating it was actually created by the Army. “It was made for an internal military audience to illuminate the challenges of operating in megacity environments,” Army spokesperson William Layer told The Intercept in an email. “The video was privately produced pro-bono in spring of 2014 based on ‘Megacities and the United States Army.’… The producer of the film wishes to remain anonymous.”
It seems more likely however this video is nothing more than an intended public release fear mongering video to ensure the masses accept the ongoing agenda to depopulate the planet , an increased militarisation of the Police force and further restrictions of personal privacy. This is fearmongering propaganda at it’s best.
The Intercept goes on to describe some of the video’s content:
According to the video, tomorrow’s vast urban jungles will be replete with “subterranean labyrinths” governed by their “own social code and rule of law.” They’ll also enable a proliferation of “digital domains” that facilitate “sophisticated illicit economies and decentralized syndicates of crime to give adversaries global reach at an unprecedented level.” If the photo montage in the video is to be believed, hackers will use outdoor electrical outlets to do grave digital damage, such as donning Guy Fawkes masks and filming segments of “Anonymous News.” This, we’re told, will somehow “add to the complexities of human targeting as a proportionally smaller number of adversaries intermingle with the larger and increasing number of citizens.”
But we recommend watching the video and making your own minds up to the exact purpose of this video.
Further reading: The Intercept