UK is more concerned about terrorism than any other country

January 26, 2018 | Brainwave Science



An Ipsos Mori survey taken across 28 countries shows that 65 percent of people in the UK fear a terrorist attack more than any other country, in comparison with 60 percent of respondents in Turkey, 53 percent in France, 51 percent in Germany and 51 percent in the US. More than six in 10 Britons are concerned that a major incident will take place this year, expecting 2018 to be marked by a terrorist attack and war between the USA and North Korea.

According to the study, only 15 percent Chinese people worry about a major terrorist incident, placing China among the least likely to fear a terrorist attack, alongside Argentina with 13 percent and Serbia with 11 percent.

The study also revealed that the fear of a war between the USA and North Korea is spread amongst 47 percent Americans, 49 percent Turkish people and 55 percent Colombians.

At the opposite pole, despite the concerns about terror and war, 76 percent of people in all countries think that their personal lives will improve in 2018. 65 percent of them are Colombians, while the UK was among the bottom 5 for the optimistic projection of the future.

“The British public is looking forward to 2018 with a mixture of hopes and fears,” said Gideon Skinner, head of political research at Ipsos MORI. “Most of us think that 2018 will be a better year than 2017, but otherwise we have worries both at home and abroad.

“Britons also expect global temperatures to keep on increasing, and, like several other European countries, are relatively less optimistic about the global economy than people in emerging economies (although not quite as pessimistic as last year).”




With the rise of terrorist attacks in the last year, not only in the UK but also throughout the world, law enforcement is faced with the necessity of a strategy change. The increasingly sophisticated methods of perpetration are outpacing the technical solutions to fight it, making it harder for authorities to distinguish between terrorists and innocents before the terrorists strike. iCognative provides a scientific solution to this fundamental problem in counterterrorism.

Due to the limited resources and means at their disposal, terrorists refine their methods of attack very fast, improving on time-tested techniques, improvising, seeking out new ways to strike and new targets to attack. The same thing cannot be said regarding the considerably longer time that UK law enforcement needs to bring its investigatory techniques up to date. The limited technological solutions that counterterrorism agencies have fallen short to deal properly and effectively with the severity of this terrorist problem. It is extremely difficult to know when an attack will be carried out.

Moreover, this deficiency of the UK in solving this threat brings fear among its citizens, along with the possibility of national panic.

In this context, counterterrorism agencies need efficient and innovative solutions in order to detect when a new strike is planned, who the suspects are, what information they possess or if they’re connected to a terrorist incident.




iCognative provides an objective, scientific technology to distinguish between terrorists and innocents by detecting the information stored in a terrorist’s brain. In most cases when a terrorism suspect is detained for questioning, he/she is professionally trained to conceal critical information affiliated with his/her networks. It is very costly and time inefficient for investigators to pursue one lead and many times, leads are dropped due to the lack of evidence. In cases of frequent attacks like the ones in the UK, counterterrorism agencies need an efficient solution with a fast response time.

iCognative is designed to eliminate these critical missed opportunities and determine if an individual’s memory contains specific knowledge such as the details of a crime scene, bomb-making knowledge, or the inner workings of a terrorist organization. When this type of information exists in the suspect’s brain and is recognized, the brain emits the involuntary response known as P300. It is a powerful solution to help justify the need for further investigation on leads where evidence is unavailable.

This innovative response to a wide range of global problems and threats empowers agencies to double or triple the number of cases managed. It corroborates successfully evidence concealed by a terrorist through advanced neurological responses, with 99 percent accuracy.

iCognative, by design, emphasizes the importance of threat prevention, threat detection, and threat deterrence. The adoption of this technology by national authorities can lead to increasing results in the fight against terrorism in the UK and throughout the globe and all the adjacent problems it brings with it.




Telegraph UK