Actually no, it isn't. Even before the atom bomb physicists had discovered radioactivity and the US had plans for dusting all of europe with the stuff if worst came to worst. Eventually, people would have figured out by accident the stuff was poisonous. With or without formal science, people would have invented wmd and used them.Originally posted by FZ+
Where else would it come from? It is stretching it a bit to expect WMDs to float down from the heavens, isn't it?
In a way, that has already come to pass. I've heard that at the beginning of Gulf War, the first strike by the coalition was a hack-job by the US. I think they said it crashed the computers that controlled the comunications infrastructure just before the cruise missiles took out the hardware. Hacks can ce repaired or bypassed, but the time it takes to correct the problem in the programming leaves a target vulnerable to attacks of a more permanently dissabling nature.Originally posted by Adam
Some time soon, I would bet, the USA will be off invading someone, and a million Chinese hackers will crash their systems, putting the carrier group's command and control capabilities back to WW2. Something along those lines will happen. Maybe not USA and China, but someone. Eventually, hackers will be the first wave of attack, and the first line of defence.
This quote is taken way out of context. One of Dr. Teller's ideas was to create small reactors to provide power for remote areas that would require little to no attention. It would sit there and produce electricity for decades with no human intervention. The underground component was done to provide the extra layer of safety in the unlikely event of an accident since you would essentially have few people around to constantly monitor the thing. Where is your evidence that the nuclear industry paid him off? As far as I know, he always supported above ground nuclear energy stations as well.Even Teller stated that if nuclear power
facilities were to exist they should be placed
underground and in remote areas. After the nuke
industry paid him off he didn't hesitate to
promote them. The NY Times conviently fails to
omit these facts. Teller even claimed that he was
the only victim of Three Mile Island.