Five Ways to Overthrow a Kingdom in Fictional Settings – Part 1

Need to overthrow a kingdom in a story or game setting? Here are five ways to do so, in a 5-part series. Part 1 talks pros and cons of armed conflict and 3 things to keep in mind if you go that route.

TED Talks and the Patterns of War

TED talks (‘technology, entertainment, design’) introduce visionary ideas to a broad audience. I criticize their new Fellow program for its built-in ageism. On a different topic, there is the astounding breakthrough made by one TED Fellow, Dr. Sean Gourley, along with an international team of scientists. They have discovered mathematical patterns in warfare that make it possible to “accurately predict the likelihood of different sized attacks occurring on any given day.” Therein lies the potential to revolutionize warfare and reshape our war on terrorism.