PurpleSlog’s 5GW Working Definition 0.91 [Update]

Here is a minor update to my working description of Fifth Generation Warfare (5GW):

5GW is the secret deliberative manipulation of actors, networks,
institutions, states or any 2GW/3GW/4GW forces to achieve a goal or set of goals across a combination of socio, economic, and political domains while attempting to avoid or minimize the retaliatory offensive or defensive actions/reactions of 2GW, 3GW and 4GW powered actors, networks, institutions, and/or states.

I just made a point of adding “institution” (per this idea) to my older definition.

FYI: Arherring‘s definition is here.

[Cross-posted to Dreaming 5GW]

Update: A slight change:

5GW is the secret deliberative manipulation of actors, networks, institutions, states or any 0GW/1GW/2GW/3GW/4GW forces to achieve a goal or set of goals across a combination of socio, economic, and political domains while attempting to avoid or minimize the retaliatory offensive or defensive actions/reactions of 0GW/1GW/2GW/3GW/4GW powered actors, networks, institutions, and/or states.

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10 Responses

  1. […] Here is how I currently define Fifth Generation […]

  2. Hi, we’re not the site you’re looking for. We’re reposting info from a friend’s website, here is it’s URL: http://www.skilluminati.com/

    We do however have references to 4th & 5th generational warfare on our site:
    http://stealthisknowledge.liber.us/2007/12/16/4th-5th-generational-warfare-documents/

    The website’s main purpose is to archive information hence it is a series of documents on the topic.

    In addition to this there are models of esoterror, occult warfare, psionics/radionics/psychtronics/ and technomancy, on our site and all of which we believe benefit from a mutual relationship with the models of 5th generational warfare, along with a healthy dose of taoism.

    However, you’d prolly be better of linking to skilluminati research, which is run by an awesome cat who goes by the name ‘thirtyseven’ who also ran brainsturbator.com

  3. Thanks for the update Ikipr. I will my newer post with those links. Thanks.

  4. So could a viral ad campaign be 5GW under this description? They’re setting goals in multiple social domains, and avoiding detection at all costs, since being caught seeding an “organic” word-of-mouth campaign is horrible PR and a serious blow for the company running the campaign.

  5. Yes, it could. I call this the Memetic Engineering Style of 5GW.

    Not all viral ad campaigns are 5GW of course. For simple business purposes the stakes are less.

    For purposes of war/security, Secrecy of a Memetic Engineering 5GW is paramount because the stakes are higher. Being exposed means the target is now aware of the 5GWer and can present a better defense, plus the 5GWer now faces retaliation (kinetic and non-kinetic) . The 5GWer won’t be good at defense…this is most likely the end of them as an effective 5GW force (and maybe the end of them period).

  6. […] to use purpleslog’s definition is: 5GW is the secret deliberative manipulation of actors, networks, institutions, states or any […]

  7. […] 5GW DEFINITION 5GW is the secret deliberative manipulation of actors, networks, institutions, states or any 0GW/1GW/2GW/3GW/4GW forces to achieve a goal or set of goals across a combination of socio, economic, and political domains while attempting to avoid or minimize the retaliatory offensive or defensive actions/reactions of 0GW/1GW/2GW/3GW/4GW powered actors, networks, institutions, and/or states. […]

  8. […] tweets on 5GW: @CurtisGaleWeeks wrote in an email “I’m not sure, but “5GW” may need […]

  9. […] 5GW DEFINITION 5GW is the secret deliberative manipulation of actors, networks, institutions, states or any 0GW/1GW/2GW/3GW/4GW forces to achieve a goal or set of goals across a combination of socio, economic, and political domains while attempting to avoid or minimize the retaliatory offensive or defensive actions/reactions of 0GW/1GW/2GW/3GW/4GW powered actors, networks, institutions, and/or states. […]

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