7 Homeland Security Rev. 65 (2013)
A Futures Scenario for a National Security Critical Infrastructure: The Human Information Appliance, the Mesh and the Future Production of Intelligence

handle is hein.journals/homlndsr7 and id is 71 raw text is: The Homeland Security Review, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Winter 2013).

A Futures Scenario for a National
Security Critical Infrastructure:
The Human Information Appliance,
the Mesh and the Future Production
of Intelligence
BY R.E. BURNETT, PH.D.*
Introduction
In this paper we introduce the concept of a human information appli-
ance as a merging of advanced information technologies architectures
(Martin Libicki), Jeff Raskin's 1978 idea of an information appliance
and advancing science and engineering in cybernetics (the fusion of
human and machine into a hybrid entity). That we create this technology/
entity for the purpose of conducting and advancing situational aware-
ness capability in intelligence, homeland, and diplomacy spaces
invokes the primary environment of national security critical infra-
structures and their protection (CIP) for which we must investigate
performance and risk dimensions in the future states that we describe.
Due to the unique nature of this technology as a function of human
evolution and human enhancement, we identify the variable of pub-
lic human ethics for inclusion into the policy decision-matrix for our
* Dr. R.E. Burnett is professor of science, technology, and international affairs at
Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia and Director of the VMI-Hungarian
National Defense University exchange in Budapest, Hungary. Previously, he was
associate professor of integrated science and technology at James Madison Univer-
sity and assistant director of the Patterson School of Diplomacy & International
Commerce. In November 2012 - he presented a version of this paper to the Na-
tional Intelligence Council's Science and Technology Committee Meeting at FBI
HQ. He presented research to the 2012 and 2011 West Point Critical Infrastructure
Meetings and he presented research on Genomic Science WMD to the 2010
and 2009 APSA Meetings in Washington, D.C. and Toronto, Canada. M.A. - El-
liot School of International Affairs at The George Washington University. B.A.
and Ph.D. - University of Missouri.

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