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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Cyberwarfare
Ann R. Thryft   4/1/2013 11:57:24 AM
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William, I was responding to Cabe's statement that "Less deaths mean more people are given the chance to prosper and create." which sounded to me like it implied that it's OK for more people to live and reproduce. I know he didn't say that, but more people actually means a lot more people, since reproducing is one of the things humans (or any other animals) do when we prosper.

William K.
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Re: Cyberwarfare
William K.   3/28/2013 11:40:09 PM
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Ann, you are certainly correct. But I can assure you that cyberwar is, at least so far, more humane than the military bullets and bombs type of warfare. Of course that may change if some decide to hack into all of he various robotic things that are in use. Just consider what it could do to a portion of the power grid if somebody were able to switch everything off and on at the same time, and then started cycling it with a three second period. Probably they could take down any grid that thy attacked, and also do a lot of damage to individual systems. Possibly a different cycle rate would be more damaging, but that one certainly could cause problems.

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Re: Cyberwarfare
Cabe Atwell   3/28/2013 4:16:02 PM
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Indeed.. a virtual false-flag is sure to be raised.

Sad days on the way..

C

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Cyberwarfare
Ann R. Thryft   3/28/2013 2:34:37 PM
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Thanks for this report, Cabe. Fascinating stuff, and scary to learn that cyber-attacks may be interpreted as formal declarations of war. But I can't agree that more people are a good thing when overpopulation is directly related to the number and scope of the planet's environmental problems.

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Re: Cyberwarfare
Cabe Atwell   3/27/2013 5:40:04 PM
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I think cyber security and warfare will be more important than the lock on our doors or troops on the ground. Perhaps it is for the better too. Less deaths mean more people are given the chance to prosper and create.

C

apresher
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Cyberwarfare
apresher   3/27/2013 2:11:16 PM
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Interesting question, and there's no question that this is an issue that must continue to be addressed both by technology and user awareness/training.

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