Death by Joystick
October 23, 2009 2:19 AM Subscribe
Douglas Rushkoff's latest piece for the Daily Beast got pulled;
everything goes to 404.
However here's a transcript
The set-up doesn't feel much different than the playroom of a die-hard videogame enthusiast—except no one is smiling, high-fiving, or celebrating his hits. They speak in the cool monotone of commercial airplane pilots—
Copy that we got eyes on em…
3-0-5 rifle time of flight 15 seconds….
that's 10 seconds…
5-4-3-2-1 - and splash…
And with that, presumably, some people on the other side of the monitor were blown up.
Jane Mayor writes
in the New Yorker that
according to the New America Foundation’s study
, that in the forty-one drone strikes conducted by the Obama Administration in Pakistan; 98 percent of those killed were civilians. Americans have been insulated
from the human toll.
Problems With Killer Drones
(related UAVs over Sadr City and Death From Above
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