I think that as governments increase their dependence on the Internet and networked computers for the projections of force, then they will begin to seek or they are already seeking ways to attack each other’s computers.


My greatest worry is that as these very nervous militaries of major countries who depend on this technology for major military functions now—such as directing aircraft, directing fire—that their dependence will create a kind of insecurity that will reach a point where they want to strike others’ machines, thinking that they’re only hitting machines, but that this could then trigger a conflict that would involve human bodies as well.

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