On Slashdot I found this article:
Thinking War Machines. As if war with humans who don’t think isn’t bad enough.
“Unlike China and Europe, the U.S. has yet to adopt and fund an exascale development program, and concerns about what that means to U.S. security are growing darker and more dire. If the U.S. falls behind in HPC, the consequences will be ‘in a word, devastating,’ Selmer Bringsford, chair of the Department. of Cognitive Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, said at a U.S. House forum this week.
I’m not quoting more of this crap, if you want the entire article just follow the above link.
‘Devastating.’ Really. Without it you’re already dead, huh? Oh, wait, you’re still alive? That’s so wrong…
Why is there a part of humanity so dead set on self-extinction? Sounds like a good step up after we eliminated all animal species?
Instead of eradicating hunger and poverty (which will cost only a fraction of what’s spent on your average war), there is the “need” for meaner and fiercer war iron. Even if that’s not used at all, which then gets replaced by something even worse.
Honestly, people. I don’t grok this.