May 29, 2013

It’s a sad world

Filed under: meatspace — SiKing @ 8:52 am

When I was a kid I was obsessed with Start Trek. There was one episode where two planets fought a war all through a computer simulation. One computer launched a simulated attack, the other side simulated a response, and then the computers calculated casualties. Actual people had to report to “extermination booths” where they were swiftly and painlessly exterminated.
We are getting pretty close to accomplishing this.
It’s all great that in the course of fighting terrorism no American lives will be lost. However, the thing that we seem to have missed from the 1967 TV show, is that by making war clean and pretty, and removing all the pain and suffering, we have removed the very reason to STOP!


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