National power will be defined not by the number of tanks and ships a country possesses but by its science and technology, and the quality of its algorithms.
That is the message of the UK’s Integrated Review, which says the government’s aim is for the country to become an innovation “superpower” by 2030.
“This will be essential in gaining economic, political and security advantages in the coming decade,” it says.
It marks a major strategic shift in thinking. But delivery will not be straightforward.
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