18 Jan 2011

Stuxnet launches first 5th dimension Cyber World War.

 A Child plays a modern game                                                                                        Nosatgia for the simpler life.
 On Eminiar VII, the Enterprise finds a civilization at war with its planetary neighbor. Unable to discern any signs of battle from orbit, Captain Kirk leads a landing party to the surface where he discovers the entire war is fought by computer. Even though the war is simulated, citizens who are listed as virtual casualties still report to termination booths to be killed for real. After the Enterprise is destroyed in an attack simulation, Kirk must fight to keep his crew from death.

Computer conflict has finally arrived as the 5th Dimension of Warfare. The US attack on the Iranian nuclear power plant, while seemingly preferable to an illegal bombing mission, still raises serious questions. Acquiring the capacity to build nuclear reactors for the Muslim world and possibly Africa is a business worth into trillions. Given that Muslim Kazakhstan is world first for uranium production and second after Australia for uranium reserves, it is not surprising the West doesn’t like the idea of an Iranian Nuclear plant business. As for the nukes, well any state with the right contact can purchase weaponry nuclear or otherwise.

Captain Kirk shut down the computer warfare game declaring real war to be a nasty consequence to be avoided at all costs. Are we heading for a period of sustained Cyber attacks. Persistent retaliatory Cyber attacks will hurt and inconvenience citizens, but quo bono, why the arms industry of course.