Silicon Eagle?

August 24, 2008

We wonder if you have ever had any computer issues.  Any wonky sessions with Windows, nasty pernicious virus activity, issues with hardware and software.  Now, imagine that when you have a platoon of marines under fire, and you are thousands of miles away at a workstation, and it gives you a blue screen of death.  Now what.

The much vaunted Air Force of this nation has recently activated an entire wing of combat drone aircraft.  These aircraft are armed, unpiloted and flying over the disputed areas of our world.  We must emphasize the unmanned part.  NO PILOTS!  Our military officers have reached the point where they realize that they can fly these aircraft, attack the enemy and not risk the lives of our brave aircrews.

The downside is that this activity has created a certain psycological stress on the crews who operate these fantastic machines from afar.  It appears that when you engage in combat at close range with the enemy, and then pick up the kids, it can create a certain…unusual work environment.  Vaporize an enemy stronghold, and then take the wife and kids to the mall.  We suppose that it might make for a bit of a conflict.

We also question weither it makes more sense to take the human out of the equation altogether.  Just don’t use Vista.


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