[ExI] RES: future of warfare again, was: RE: Forking

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Mon Jan 2 15:28:00 UTC 2012

On 2 January 2012 13:20, Henrique Moraes Machado <
cetico.iconoclasta at gmail.com> wrote:

> We've been training our kids and ourselves for battle with videogames for
> some time now. When wars become videogames, we'll all be warriors.

Yes. I was thinking the other day to the traditional mafioso warning
consisting in sending your target a dead cat in a box. What's the big deal
for either party when professional hitmen are involved?

I suspect that the not-so-subtle message is that the sender is motivated
and conditioned enough to kill an innocuous animal with his bare hands.
Pulling a trigger while watching a target in a scope from a mile away, or
planting a bomb that will explode later, might ethologically be considered
as lesser feats.

Stefano Vaj
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