The French army is to assemble a “red team” of science fiction writers in order to predict future threats.
A report by the Defence Innovation Agency (DIA) said that the team will “propose scenarios of disruption” that military tacticians may not think of.
The highly confidential work will be important in the fight against “malicious elements,” the report states.
With the team being comprised of just four or five writers, the group will be expected to think more creatively than other, more traditional elements of the French military.
French Defence Minister Florence Parly said the country “holds all the aces in this race” for military innovation.