Dave Anthony, the story writer for the 2012 game "Call of Duty: Black Ops II" has agreed to join an international organization to share his insights regarding the future of real-world war, according to Game Spot.
The organization, the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, is a subdivision of the non-partisan think tank Atlantic Council.
Its latest project, the Art of Future Warfare, enlists the help of key personalities from the fields of narrative fiction and interactive media to predict the route global and localized conflicts.
The Atlantic Council believes Anthony's work on "Black Ops II" can help the project analyze the trend of future warfare.
"[Anthony's] forward thinking on emerging threats will better position the Scowcroft Center to provide cutting-edge analysis on how the United States must adapt for the future," the Council stated in a press release.
Steve Grundman, a George Lund fellow of the Atlantic Council was the one who suggested getting the help of Anthony for the project.
According to Grundman, he got the idea after watching his son play "Call of Duty: Black Ops II." The game's realistic depiction of global conflict in the year 2025 caught his attention, Washington Post reported.
"It occurred to me that the perspective of artists on this question is compelling and insightful and it's also different," Grundman said. "One feature that struck me was the combination of both familiar technologies and novel ones."
For Anthony, he truly believes that warfare is changing and the United States needs to address that issue in order to be better prepared for the future, according to Naked Gameplay.
"I think war is changing," he explained. "Drones alone, I can't even get my head around the potential for drones to be used or abused. I think this country and the world need to be ready for that."
"That's what I'm interested in." he added. "Is there a way to generalize these potential threats to the country and try to figure out potential solutions or even predict the type of thing that can happen before they do and before it's too late?"
Anthony will appear with the Atlantic Council for its event "The Future of Unknown Conflict" on Oct. 1 in Washington, DC.
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