Future wars will have much more devastating weapons than airstrikes, tanks and even nuclear weapons. Russia’s Ministry of Emergency Situations warned about new threats, including geophysical and genetic weapons that could pose threats to Russia’s well-being in the future.
Future weapons will be based on energy, electromagnetic, radiological, geophysical and genetic principles. There will also be special information weapons to change people’s perception, completely changing their mind, the Ministry said.
Geophysical weapons that can alter the weather were already talked about in the past. People even wondered whether some hurricanes and earthquakes were “natural” disasters, speculating that it was possible to alter the climate and set off earthquakes using electromagnetic fields.
These deadly weapons of the future will target main control centers, essential facilities, technology, infrastructure and population.
Future weapons will disrupt the physical processes that occur on the Earth and change people’s DNA, causing genetic mutations and diseases.
According to the Emergency Situations Ministry, this will allow an attacker to interrupt a victim’s entire control of the economy and administrative functions, as well as cause irreversible long-term destruction of territories and populations living in these territories.There are over 4,500 objects considered as “critically important” across Russia. Most of them are located in densely populated areas near large cities and towns. If an enemy decides to attack Russia using these geophysical and genetic weapons then the country would face irreparable damages that would halt the country’s entire livelihood.
Since biological weapons are easier to acquire than nuclear weapons, there is a chance that biological and other DNA-affecting weapons might soon fall into the hands of radical non-state actors and terrorists, such as al-Qaeda, said Professor Paul Cornish, the director of research group Defense, Security and Infrastructure at RAND think-tank.
“This is everybody’s big fear,” Cornish said, adding that it’s only the question of “when does al-Qaeda get to have the money and labs.”