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Table 5 Technological trends and security outcomes (Cohen and Blanco 2014)

From: The future of counter-terrorism in Europe. The need to be lost in the correct direction

TRENDS DRIVERS INDICATORS E TIME OUTCOMES U
Development of information and communication technologies Internet and social media; internet of things; semantic web; cloud computing Technological foresight; analysis of impact of new technologies in security *** S/M/L Growing cyber-threats: cyber-terrorism, cyber-attacks, cyber-crime; critical infrastructures risks; espionage; intellectual property attacks; privacy; technological inequality H
Big Data and predictive systems Internet and social media; internet of things; semantic web; cloud computing Volume of information (internet, social media), variety, and velocity *** S/M/L New opportunities to understand and study matters like terrorism. Privacy: terrorism and effects on liberties H
Technological development: means of transportation; nanotechnology; 3D printers, cyborgs, CCTV… Access to technologies; economic cost; drones Technological foresight; analysis of impact of new technologies in security *** S/M/L Push and pull factors for terrorist use and for a counter-terrorism use. Dual use civil and military and possibility of access by terrorist groups. Gap between legislation and technology. Privacy H
Smart cities Technologies; social and political change and trends; internet of things Smart cities index *** S/M/L Cyber threats; critical infrastructures targets H