Compelling story telling that also brings up an interesting question.

Who would win in a world war type of situation?

Who would fight, who would stay out of it?

Would japan bring in giant mecha?

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Annie Jacobsen's new book NUCLEAR WAR: A SCENARIO is partly about how autonomous systems make escalation more likely, in part because they are designed to react as fast as possible.

"The scenario is based on known facts concerning the world’s nuclear arsenals, systems and doctrine. Those facts are all in the public domain, but Jacobsen believes society has tuned them out, despite (or perhaps because of) how shocking they are."


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