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dc.contributor.advisorBlanken, Leo J.
dc.contributor.advisorDavis, Zachary S.
dc.contributor.authorSnow, Jennifer J.
dc.dateDec-15
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-17T18:38:16Z
dc.date.available2016-02-17T18:38:16Z
dc.date.issued2015-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/47874
dc.description.abstractRadical Leveling Technologies (RLT) constitute a new class of technologies that have exponential disruptive effects across a diverse set of societal processes resulting in radical change. This emerging class has profound leveling effects. Users can leverage RLT to produce national or international impacts without the need for significant technological expertise. These effects may occur via digital diffusion and without the need for extensive infrastructure. RLT are being driven by the power and expertise of online Open Source Communities. The ability of existing policy and enforcement methods to regulate this class of technology successfully, particularly within the counterproliferation space, suggests that a paradigm change is necessary. A spectrum of potential solutions is considered which advocates for collaborative efforts vice hard policing measures to engage online communities while also providing options to build additional security capacity within the government and law enforcement communities. Capacity can be gained via unconventional means including the use of cyber bounties, cyber privateering, hybrid fusion centers, and decentralized autonomous technology teams to improve support to existing special operations efforts, particularly within the counterproliferation mission set.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/enteringmatrixch1094547874
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleEntering the matrix: the challenge of regulating Radical Leveling Technologiesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.subject.authorRadical Leveling Technologiesen_US
dc.subject.authoradditive manufacturingen_US
dc.subject.authorsynthetic biologyen_US
dc.subject.authorbiohackingen_US
dc.subject.author3D printingen_US
dc.subject.authoremerging disruptive technologyen_US
dc.subject.authortechnology regulationen_US
dc.subject.authortechnology policyen_US
dc.subject.authortechnology convergenceen_US
dc.subject.authorcounterproliferationen_US
dc.subject.authorcounterterrorismen_US
dc.subject.authorinteragency collaborationen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Air Forceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Defense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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