How Chinese Military Science is Looking to Nature to Design War Games
Researchers helping to develop China’s next generation of war simulation programs are looking to nature to plot a model of conflict, with battles evolving more like organisms than machines.
In a paper published in the Chinese Journal of System Simulation this month, researchers from the PLA National Defense University’s college of joint operations said such modelling should not be an end product used in a closed setting, but constantly evolving to adapt to an open-world environment.
“The new war-game system should be treated as a ‘living organism’,” professor Hu Xiaofeng and his colleagues said.
“Ecological creation is a highly complex system of engineering. There is no mature technical solution to follow. It requires continuous ‘trial and error’ in practice.”