View Full Version : The Geopolitics of Clandestine Innovation

03-29-2013, 12:45 PM
A snappy title from a DoD white paper 'The “New” Face of Transnational Crime Organizations (TCOs): A Geopolitical Perspective and Implications to U.S. National Security' by a NPS academic Rodrigo Nieto-Gomez; his bio:http://www.rodrigonietogomez.com/profile.html

An interesting short review of innovation by criminal opponents, using, rather predictably for me in the UK, Mexico as the setting.

In places it is not an easy read, for example:
At the center of this controversy is a geopolitical question: What is the relation between territory, global pipelines (or networks) formed by human capital and radical innovation?

Caveat aside, it is worth reading, this sentence resonates with me:
..governmental technologies would benefit from following the obsolescence path, understanding that any particular technology is not an end in itself that will “solve” the TCO problem..