Technological Hype and the Military Balance

24 Pages Posted: 3 Jun 2018

Date Written: May 21, 2018


The role of technological hype in international security is an important yet under-examined subject. This paper examines technological hype in general, its particular significance within thinking on military capabilities and the balance of power during the past century, and the possibility that such hype is resurgent today. It also considers the principal pitfalls against which such analysis should attempt to guard to avoid the mistakes of the past.

Keywords: Technology, Technological Change, Military Technology, Military History, Futurology

Suggested Citation

Elhefnawy, Nader, Technological Hype and the Military Balance (May 21, 2018). Available at SSRN: or

Nader Elhefnawy (Contact Author)

Miami-Dade Community College ( email )

11011 SW 104 Street
Room 6319-30
Miami, FL 33176-3393
United States

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