Strategic Trends Programme – UK Development Concepts and Doctrine Centre

Cultocracy note :

The UK based Development Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC) describes itself as an ‘independent think tank’ for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) . The DCDC has produced several documents outlining future warfare concepts and is thought to be partly responsible for shaping the development of UK ‘defence policy’ .

This article will include excerpts from the most recent of the papers produced by the DCDC which is titled ‘Global Strategic Trends – Out to 2045’ (GST) . This article will concentrate on technological advances and how they may be applied , assuming that they are not already being applied , hopefully enabling us to read between the lines regarding policies often arranged under the broad heading of ‘national security’ . I have added links and images myself to further decode and explain the information contained in the documents .

The DCDC papers reveal how technology , resources and domestic control form the backbone of deep state policy , with complete and utter disregard for human life and the natural environment . The Earth and the global population are viewed as a resource to be used , manipulated , pillaged and if necessary shaped or even destroyed . The constant underlying theme is the ongoing competition and scarcity of natural resources and also how technology can provide an advantage against competition from rival global powers . Another major point is the ongoing degradation of human rights and personal privacy , the consensus and rationalization from the hierarchy is that these minor issues can not be allowed to hinder progress , that is their progress , obviously at the expense of ours .

The technological focus is towards the weaponization of nano technology and the electromagnetic spectrum , along with human augmentation & enhancement involving genetic manipulation and nano implants . The ongoing weaponization of space is seen as pivotal to the now emergent arms race .

The papers ultimately expose the true agenda which is profit and power for the Crown and it’s corporate cohorts , using the military as a vehicle , the taxpayer as the funding source and intelligence gathering as the pointer .

It appears that the traditional ‘elites’ are worried . It is this small corrupt clique that has mismanaged the Earth for centuries in their insatiable quest for power and profit . They start the wars , they steal and gorge on the resources , they murder , they rape , they desecrate and destroy anything they touch . They are insane . They now need somebody to blame .

This stencil of systemic subversion can be overlaid over other similar global entities who are increasingly becoming supra state powers . The natural environment and the global population are mere pawns on the global chessboard , we have become obstacles in the manic and insane quest for full spectrum dominance , viewed with contempt and malice by the detached deranged demagogues .

Collateral damage has now gone global .

Strategic Trends Programme
Global Strategic Trends – Out to 2045

Critical and novel materials

The availability of natural resources such as rare earth elements (a group of 17 metals often vital for many technologically advanced products) 35 and other critical materials are likely to remain key to enabling technological progress .

Rising demand for, and concerns over, access to rare Earth elements could continue to motivate countries in trying to develop or secure their own sources of supply, bypassing international markets. While running out of these materials is unlikely within the 2045 timeframe, reliability of supply could be an issue because they are only mined in a very small number of countries (for example, China produces 86% of all rare earth elements).

The Environment

The Arctic is likely to see significant change with the melting of sea-ice opening up new
routes across the Arctic Ocean during the summer months. Reduced summer sea-ice
may present opportunities as new trade routes and areas rich in natural resources open
up for exploitation .


Future water stress is likely to be mainly driven by socio-economic factors. The frequency, intensity and duration of droughts in many parts of the world are likely to increase .

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is likely to be the most important means by which climate change is managed – although out to 2045 it appears likely that the drivers of greenhouse gases will continue to increase . Inertia in the climate system means that
warming would continue even if emissions were cut to zero tomorrow .

Theoretically plausible geoengineering methods (intentional, large-scale activities intended to counteract aspects of climate change) have been proposed for a number of years .

Detailed studies on the environmental implications of different geoengineering activities have recently begun to appear, but large-scale testing and implementation of such methods has not occurred – in some cases due to public opposition .

One theoretical ‘solar radiation management’ technique would aim to disperse sulphates into the upper atmosphere, reflecting the sun’s rays back out to space, producing a cooling effect. However, as with most geoengineering techniques, there are questions about how to maintain the intervention, and minimise the potentially harmful side-effects. For example, it is not known what the long-term effects of dispersing large quantities of sulphates into the atmosphere would be .

Cultocracy note :

The outlook for the natural environment is bleak , the damage has already been done . Water may become the new ‘oil’ .

There is no doubt in the mind of the informed that experiments in atmospheric spraying are happening at present . In the past these operations have been conducted to facilitate the use of electromagnetic weaponry , which in turn has caused atmospheric and environmental disruption on a global scale . It appears that the powers that be are trying in vain to turn back the clock , that is only if you discount the fact that this is all part of the grand design . Human rights are non existent in this power struggle , everyone is expendable , except themselves .


Over the past century, advances in medicine have contributed to people living longer
and healthier lives. However, as we live longer, different types of diseases, such as dementia, are likely to become more prevalent. Current estimates indicate 35.6
million people worldwide are living with dementia. This is likely to double by 2030
and more than triple by 2050 if no treatment is found.

Cultocracy note :

Again there is a state of denial regarding the fact that the implementation of the electromagnetic control grid and the general poisoning of the environment is having an adverse affect on peoples health . 5G anybody ?

Again discounting the fact that this may be part of the plan .

Neural receptors that are able to control mechanical limbs are in use today, significantly
improving the quality of life of those who possess them. Developments in this area are
likely to see refinement of control to provide unconscious response, greater dexterity and sensory feedback, as well as providing new ways to connect the able-bodied to machines and computers .

By 2045, there is a real prospect that artificial devices will provide a superior level of performance than can be achieved naturally – for example, hearing-aids that can detect sounds beyond the range of the human ear .


Revolutionary advances in how we acquire, store and analyse information, together with dramatic increases in computer processing power, are likely to give us the ability to predict accurately a wide range of phenomena, from crime hot-spots to the effects of climate change. As everyday objects are increasingly connected to the Internet, this vast network of sensors is likely to gather data on more aspects of our lives and the environment, making it hard for anyone to go ‘off the grid’.

Computational power

In 2000, the highest performing processors achieved levels of computation equivalent to
that of a spider – today they are close to being as powerful as the brain of a mouse. If processing power continues to grow at its current rate (doubling every three years), by 2023 some computers could have the processing power of the human brain and by 2045 they could be 100,000 times more powerful. If quantum computing becomes a reality, even these extraordinary figures could be exceeded .

‘Big Data’

In 2000, 25% of the world’s information was stored digitally: today it is more than 98%. On this trajectory, by 2045 there will be 20,000 times more digital information than there is today. The ability to collect and analyse this growing volume of information has been termed ‘Big Data’. Such a large amount of data generates yet more information when appropriately analysed, allowing us to identify patterns which may help to counter the spread of disease, combat crime and even predict social and behavioural patterns .

Big Data is increasingly allowing us to predict future behaviours accurately. Complex data sets which contain crime records, meteorological data, and behavioural heuristics are starting to be used to map probable crime locations – and in the future they are likely to deliver far more sophisticated forecasting tools .

While Big Data could become important in helping solve some complex global issues,
businesses may also become increasingly dependent on it – we are already seeing Big Data being used to predict consumer behaviours .

The ‘Internet of Things’

The number of devices linked to the Internet is increasing rapidly, with everything from
mobile phones to cars and even fridges having an Internet connection.

This ‘Internet of Things’ is already a reality, with around 20 billion devices already connected .

An increasing number of devices capable of collecting sensor data could intensify levels of surveillance .

However, it is likely to be increasingly difficult to avoid the sensor network of a future ‘Internet of Things’, since even remote environments are likely to contain some connected devices .

Cultocracy note :

A wet dream for control freaks , voyeurs and degenerates everywhere (collectively known as the establishment) .

However it is not all bad news .

As the number of connected ‘public’ sensors increases, the information advantage currently enjoyed by countries’ defence and security forces could be eroded or even reversed as adversaries, including non-state actors, attain similar levels of situational awareness .


Across the developed world, many schools are likely to be increasingly run (or at least sponsored) by powerful corporate organisations or by parent groups. There may be much-reduced government oversight and involvement .

Access to education could also become more polarised, depending on wealth or ability to pay .

Some countries may begin to educate and train children assessed as having the potential to succeed in specific careers (including in the armed forces) from a very young age.

Cultocracy note :

No change here then .

Automation and work

Robots or ‘unmanned systems’ – machines capable of carrying out complex tasks without directly involving a human operator – are likely to be as ubiquitous in 2045 as computers are today .

The increased capability of robots is likely to change the face of warfare, with the possibility that some countries may replace potentially large numbers of soldiers, sailors and airmen with robots by 2045 .

Robots in the workplace

Robots are increasingly likely to replace people at work, which could ultimately lead
to social unrest .

More life-like machines

A growing number of customer-service roles are likely to become automated or be performed by robots .

This trend will probably continue, with increasing automation of service roles, such as telephone or Internet-based customer support .

Cultocracy note :

No change here then (again) .

Automation and conflict

The increased capability of robots is likely to change the face of warfare. Improvements in robotics have obvious applications for military usage. Unmanned naval vessels – possibly reconnaissance submarines to probe a hostile shore – are likely to become as much a part of the military system as unmanned and remotely piloted platforms have in the air .

Large-scale automation of work

Robots and automated systems have the potential to be near-ubiquitous in 2045, capable of carrying out extremely complex tasks with no human involvement. Potentially, machines could: carry out all manufacturing and agricultural tasks; repair themselves; as well as clean, cook and tidy. Advances in artificial intelligences could make machines so life-like that they are able to answer phones in call-centres, take care of children and even teach. Computers could potentially diagnose and treat almost every medical condition. If progress on this scale is made in the future, it is possible that there would be very few jobs still carried out by human beings, who could, in practice, be almost totally excluded from the workforce .

In richer countries, this large-scale automation of work would be likely to have a mostly positive effect, as governments would probably be able to provide their citizens with all the material comforts they need. However, many people may initially struggle to achieve a sense of purpose and social status without work, with possible rises in cases of depression . Education systems may need to be totally redesigned to enable people to self-motivate and to gain satisfaction from activities other than work. Over time, when populations had become more used to a life without work, they may fill their time playing sport, painting, reading and composing music .

Cultocracy note :

Rose tinted glasses anybody ? I think we might need them .

Corruption and money

If unchallenged, corruption is likely to continue to exacerbate global inequality and conflict. By 2045, consistent attempts to curtail corrupt practices are likely to be made by national governments, international governing institutions, the private sector and non-state actors .

Cultocracy note :

Corruption curtailed by government ?

I’ll have 50 pairs of those rose tinted glasses please .

State-backed currencies will almost certainly still be the dominant form of money in 2045, although alternative currencies are likely to expand, constituting the main shift in the financial landscape. Criminal transactions may increasingly be made using alternative currencies, with a possible growth in the anonymous raising and transferring of funds by terrorist groups. Governments could have less influence over alternative currencies and, as a result, may be less able to shape the global financial system or raise revenues through taxation. A single international currency within the timeframe is improbable, with the US dollar likely to remain the most important global currency by 2045 .

Defining corruption

What constitutes corruption in one country may be entirely culturally acceptable in another – political lobbying is seen as corrupt in Brazil but normal in the US, while the UK Parliament is debating whether to regulate it further .

Cultocracy note :

“While the UK Parliament is debating whether to regulate it further”

Good luck with that one .

Make that 100 pairs of those rose tinted glasses please .

Aaahhh……..Everything is fine now .

Whistle-blowers are likely to increasingly use cyberspace as a publishing platform and may demand more protection when they reveal corrupt practices. However, it may be easier to hide payment of large bribes in the vast datasets that increased global connectivity produces. The shift towards online banking and finance may simply alter the vehicle of bribery, with unregulated, non-state-backed currencies being used to avoid scrutiny .

A genuinely global currency would require a high level of international cooperation, likely to be brought about only in the case of an extraordinarily severe shock to the international financial system .

A genuinely global currency would require a high level of international cooperation, likely to be brought about only in the case of an extraordinarily severe shock to the international financial system .

States’ monopoly on money is likely to be increasingly eroded by alternative currencies out to 2045. Alternative currencies may be able to bypass emergency capital controls or other measures taken by governments in the wake of financial crises .

Cultocracy note :

Severe shock = Orchestrated financial crash .

Capital controls = Increase personal debt via government borrowing to pay off the financial racketeers whilst increasing ‘military’ expenditure .

As with traditional forms of money, alternative currencies are only as secure as the organisation that controls them. Governments and commercial banks have technological
advantages over ordinary users of their currency .

China is likely to be the US’s main rival as the global reserve currency provider within
the 2045 time frame .

Out to 2045, alternative (non-state backed) currencies are likely to grow, having
some effect on governments’ ability to raise revenues .

Global financial collapse

“Following the drop in price of its principal exports, a massive uprising followed by a coup could fragment a large, pivotal economic power. Before its disintegration, such a country would almost certainly have held trillions of US dollars of foreign debt and would have been home to many of the world’s most influential banks and investment companies. The collapse of this type of country could mean that global capital flows would be brought to a near-halt and the world’s financial system would, in such a situation, cease to function effectively. Multiple defaults on payments could lead to the further collapse of numerous countries and potentially a collapse of the international trading system. If this occurred, hyper-inflation could take hold, making global trade drop to its lowest recorded level, with catastrophic consequences for the global economy .”

Cultocracy note :

Scenario ? Or part of the grand design ?

Identity and the role of the state

The state will almost inevitably be the dominant actor in international affairs in 2045. Private or semi-state owned companies and non-governmental organisations are likely to exert increasing influence, but are less likely to exercise state-like legal and decision-making powers. Individuals may define themselves less by their nationality, with growing migration and stronger links to virtual communities .

Some states may lose their monopoly on force, as private security contractors are increasingly employed and as some private companies take more responsibility for their own security .

Personal privacy will very probably be increasingly difficult to achieve in the years
leading up to 2045, as identity is ever-more defined by online activities .

A range of technological enhancements have the potential to transform human identity by improving sensory perception, physical performance and perhaps even giving us the ability to control fear and other emotional states .


In most established democracies, voter turn-out is reducing and could conceivably reach the point where the legitimacy of democratic institutions is challenged. Membership of political parties has also been reducing, as has trust in government .

The ‘Beijing Consensus’ (a limited free market, with strong central control) is sometimes cited as an alternative to the Western democratic model .

Non-state actors

Large private, or semi-private, companies and non-governmental organisations will very probably grow in number and power, seeking to influence national and international decisions .

As a result of this growing influence, the next 30 years may see increasing calls for the largest multinational corporations and non-governmental organisations to have voices in, and be accountable to, supra-national organisations (such as the G77). Without such an accommodation, existing companies and non-governmental organisations may proliferate and become an increasing focus of policy-making, coordination and public lobbying and scrutiny to the detriment of state-based international organisations .

Private companies are also likely to provide many of the security functions currently provided by the state, with states increasingly contracting out their monopoly on force .

Private companies already provide security in prisons and contribute to military operations – a recent Congressional report put the proportion of American contractors in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Balkans at more than 50% of the total number of US personnel present .

Questions about regulation will almost certainly be raised if binding national and international legislation continues to apply to armed forces personnel, but not to private military contractors .

Globally, the state will probably be of less relevance to the individual, due to the movement of people, information and ideas across national boundaries. As individuals feel less connected to the state, they are also likely to become less interested in supporting it .


It is likely that by 2045, a near-complete record of their movements could be built up by an interested party. Much of the data created and rendered accessible by the information age has the potential to benefit society. For example, criminality may prove increasingly difficult to conceal, allowing governments, businesses and individuals to be held to account. But governments may also increasingly exploit extensive databases and surveillance devices to monitor and curtail individuals’ activities .

Cultocracy note :


It took me quite a while to pen this article due to ‘technical problems’ .

It would seem that my activities have been monitored and an attempt to curtail those activities enacted .

Human augmentation

Future technologies may make it possible for people to radically alter their identities by using a range of physical and cognitive enhancements. The power and range of the five major senses is likely to be significantly enhanced, often as a result of extending and applying developments made for medical reasons. Some developments are likely to require surgical implants, implying a degree of permanence – others will probably be temporary .

Advances in a range of disciplines, such as brain science and pharmacology, are likely to increase our ability to influence emotional responses such as motivation, anxiety and fear – all of these affect individual performance in areas of considerable significance.

Cognitive function may be enhanced either by machine interfaces or by using chemicals .

Direct interfacing

It is possible that direct brain-to-brain communication may be achieved by 2045, transforming ways of working. The real-time transfer of behaviourally meaningful information between the brains of two rats has already been demonstrated, with rats successfully performing tasks that they had not previously attempted .

If extended to complex cognitive tasks, the approach of directly linking brains could be the basis for wholly new methods of decision-making, problem solving and planning .

As well as potentially transforming both sensing and decision-making, direct brain linkage could have profound implications for social interaction and for the notion of what it means to be an individual human being .

By 2045, it is even possible (although unlikely) that the sharp distinctions between people and machine will disappear .

Cultocracy note :

Be under no illusion . The technology is here and is being tested on human targets right now .

Defence spending and capabilities

Chinese defence expenditure is likely to rival that of the US over the next 30 years, reflecting China’s growing economic strength .

As the cost of staying ahead in a global technology race seems likely to increase, maintaining a technological advantage could increasingly be achieved by cooperation and burden sharing .

Future weapons

Increased levels of defence spending and continuing advances in technology are likely to lead to a variety of new weapons being available by 2045. For example, laser systems are maturing, with vehicle and sea-based platforms already at advanced stages of trial. Directed energy weapons, such as lasers, could be capable of discrete target discrimination, producing a focussed beam (or wider field) of electromagnetic energy or atomic radiation to cause disruptive or damaging effects to equipment and infrastructure .

Such weapons may also be capable of delivering non-lethal effect on human targets at considerable distances. Increases in the number and sophistication of sensors (civil and military) are likely to increase the accuracy of targeting, as well as making it increasingly difficult to hide people, machines or equipment. As people use electronic devices more frequently, the ability to target an individual by their ‘digital signature’ is likely to become easier. Similarly, as the cost of sequencing an individual’s DNA continues to fall, targeting an individual using their DNA may be possible by 2045 .


Defence and security implications

There are a number of issues and treaties which may involve the US and China in armed conflict – with potentially dire consequences regionally and globally .

The Arctic is likely to be an increasingly important region for Northern America. The US and Canada (and possibly Greenland) are likely to grow military capabilities that can operate there .

Polar regions

Climate change is the principal driver of change in the Arctic and Antarctic, with increasing temperatures and precipitation. As Arctic and Antarctic sea ice retreats, many areas that are currently inaccessible could become open to commercial exploitation, particularly of oil and gas .

If countries are to fully exploit hydrocarbon reserves and shipping routes in the Arctic, they will need to invest substantially in icebreaking capacity .

It has been estimated that the Arctic contains up to 13% of the world’s undiscovered oil and 30% of its gas reserves, which are likely to become increasingly attractive as existing reserves are depleted .

Russia will almost certainly be the dominant – but unpredictable – state actor in the Arctic by virtue of its economic, political and military strength in the region, as well as its location and size. Russia is likely to have sovereignty over the region’s major fossil fuel reserves, fish stocks and mineral deposits, and climate change could afford it the possibility of expanding its agricultural sector in the region .


It is already likely that substantial hydrocarbon deposits exist, including in the area triple-claimed by the UK, Argentina and Chile .

Although there is much uncertainty about the extent and nature of mineral deposits, early studies indicate that Antarctica is likely to contain mineral deposits similar to those in Australia, Africa, India and South America, to which it was once joined .


Our reliance on space technology in a number of commercial and military areas will
almost certainly increase out to 2045 .

Relying on space-based technology

Developed countries already depend heavily on space-based technologies and this reliance is likely to increase out to 2045, with many developing countries also likely to seek similar capabilities .

The traditional view of a satellite as a large, expensive object is being increasingly challenged by the use of ever-smaller devices (some nicknamed ‘cubesats‘), often no larger than 10 cm 3 and weighing as little as a kilogram .

New economic opportunities

Several companies are already proposing to extract water and minerals from asteroids that travel near Earth. One of these companies, Planetary Resources, is hoping to launch its first spacecraft in 2014, with prospecting platforms operating in the next decade. By 2045, companies pursuing off-Earth resources are likely to have extensive operations, particularly if the potential revenues are as significant as suggested by some analysts .


Our reliance on space technologies generates widespread vulnerabilities which are likely to increase in the future. The UK Government’s National Risk Assessment ranked severe disruption to satellite services, possibly as the result of a deliberate attack by another state, in the second highest category of security risks faced by Britain. Similarly, a US Government report observed that lives and billions of dollars could be lost if significant disruption to global positioning systems (GPS) occurred .

Cultocracy note :


This and similar papers should serve as a warning to all of us ‘useless eaters’ that it is business as usual regarding the manic thirst for the Earth’s resources from the megalomaniacs and madmen . Much of the technology discussed in the paper has been available to the deep state for decades . These resources will not be used for the benefit of the Earth and it’s inhabitants , on the contrary they will be used to consolidate power in the hands of the few by creating ever more destructive weaponry and more sophisticated systems of surveillance and control . It is the only system they know , the old one involving subjugation , slaughter , sodomy and slavery .

As the paper states , the bonds of trust (if ever any existed) between the governing powers together with their hidden corporate masters and the population have been broken . There is a growing awareness from the public that they are being used and manipulated to fund endless wars for the few , fund technologies of slavery and bondage , eventually funding the destruction of the natural environment and indeed themselves . As a result of an increasingly educated public the wars , looting and carnage , usually carried out by national armies have been subcontracted to mercenary crime gangs . The false flag attacks and propaganda methods traditionally used to manipulate public opinion and light the touch paper are simply not working anymore .

Rather than forge cooperative partnerships they would rather fight it out with each other . Any civilian death , environmental catastrophe or animal extinction is deemed collateral damage . But of course , in their eyes it is all our fault , the useless eaters , we are to blame for purely existing .

More worryingly we are seeing a dual battle emerging , not simply between the traditional rivals of previous wars . The new enemy is the domestic populations of the countries which house the militarized corporations and supra national power structures now enagaged in an endless battle for supremacy on the global stage . The disgusting , parasitical vermin that we call the ‘elite’ have turned on everyone and everything , nothing is sacred . As awareness of their crimes against humanity increases they are busy developing new and subtle forms of domestic slavery and servitude , primarily based around electromagnetic weaponry . Their paranoia , profiteering and protectionism knows no bounds , they are slowly being backed into a corner .

New on the agenda for rape and pillage are the Polar regions , some commentators have already suggested that the increase in global temperatures is not a coincidence . Near space has also been targeted for mining and resource extraction .

The paper also displays an establishment obsession with China , there is a reluctant admission that the country will be the next global leader .

If that is the case let us hope that they provide the strength of leadership to steward in a new era of global cooperation based on trade and friendship , this is the model that they seem to be adopting at the moment .

The Western countries response ? Increasing militarization and domestic suppression . As China moves forward , a fearful and panicky UK establishment moves backwards . The warped logic is that other countries are doing it so we can too , in fact the reverse is actually true .

What are they afraid of exactly ? Losing a place at the table ? Loss of profit ?

No .

They are afraid of you and me .

Related :


  1. DCDC
  2. Strategic Trends Programme
  3. Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (PDF)
  4. Global Strategic Trends – Out to 2045 (PDF)
  5. Global Strategic Trends – Out to 2040 (PDF)
  6. Future Operating Environment 2035 (PDF)
  7. Joint-Concept note 1/14 (PDF)
  8. Joint-Concept note 1/17 (PDF)
  9. Human enhancement and the future of work (PDF)
  10. Reshaping the Human Condition (PDF)

Further reading :

  1. Pentagon Claims Russia Creating Bionic Superhuman Soldiers With Brain Implants
  2. Superstrong, telepathic – the bionic soldiers of the future: How radical technology could transform British troops within 30 years
  3. MoD boffins: X-Men a reality in 30yrs
  4. Revolution, flashmobs, and brain chips. A grim vision of the future
  5. Use of directed energy devices in the UK (FOI request)
  6. Targeting and Information Operations
  7. Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
  8. The past Porton Down can’t hide
  9. Selling War
  10. Offensive Insecurity – The role of science and technology in UK security strategies
  11. Offensive Security: Why it’s a Problem


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