From our activity of protecting the lives of thousands of people attached to the military and police forces, we have the great potential to drive the social and economic transformation of countries through education and innovation.
Although their objectives are to safeguard the security and sovereignty of the territories and guarantee the rights and freedoms of their inhabitants, governments and businessmen must also invest in basic sciences, promote technological development and build alliances with universities or research centers that allow us to advance strategically in citizen education, operational to fulfill our missions and consequently, face the different threats and dynamics that occur in our territories.
According to columnist Erick Behar Villegas: «The road travelled is extraordinary, but it is barely an impulse when we compare ourselves with pioneering countries in sciences applied to the military and then to the civilian.” 1
In addition, according to a study conducted by the General José María Córdova Scientific Journal: «The categories made it possible to define the interests and trends that are developing in the world’s armies. In the categories of robots, sensors and cybersecurity, significant growth is predicted for the coming years… It is suggested that the armies work with greater attention in the following areas: environment, energy and clothing, where only two of the world’s military forces report advances.” 2
There are ways of measuring the «effectiveness» of military technology
and it’s not nice to link it to violence. 3