Mr. Cole is a writer and analyst whose fiction and research explores the future of conflict. He is the co-author of Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War (2015) and has written numerous short stories exploring artificial intelligence, robotics, and information operations in warfare. He also edited the Atlantic Council’s War Stories from the Future (2015) anthology. He has previously written about the future of war in the May 2016 Proceedings and spoke on the topic at WEST 2018. The ideas, concepts, and views expressed are the author's alone.