Will Artificial Intelligence Make the Thucydides Trap Worse?

Moreover, today’s great powers are deploying dangerous and poorly understood new military technologies, as in 1914. In today’s world; though, the most destructive of those technologies could be artificial intelligence.

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The Thucydides Trap: Why the Spratly Islands Should Scare You to Death

One of the scariest big ideas out there comes from a Greek historian who died around 2,400 years ago. The idea is called the Thucydides Trap, and it explains why the United States and China could end up going to war over some worthless specks of dirt in the South China Sea.

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