With the advent of terabyte communications, high power processing systems, it will become possible to link people into a together to form a massively parallel processing system to address threats as they occur.
The system will use direct linkages to various levels of a persons mind, allowing them to collaborate and work in near realtime to combat challenges and problems such as cyber warfare, analysis, and scientific endeavors. A group of individuals would be able to link their minds together with a high performance computing platform to perform normal massively parallel processing, but using the people as the control nexus.
This will thwart direct cyber attacks in the conventional sense because the computer would be a man hybrid with awareness. The other benefit is to analyze and dream up new means to look at issues we face cancer analysis, disease vector tracking, and a host of other areas.