Woohoo, It’s the Future of War!
Since the beginning of human history, humans have bickered constantly over territory, resources, and power. Now, with the possibility of a right-wing Mormon space cadet taking up residence in the White House before the year is out, the Muslim world ready to riot at the upload of a shitty YouTube video, and the advent of peak oil threatening industrial civilization as we know it, it seems likely that the skies will be full of unmanned drones rather than peace doves for a good while longer.
To make matters worse, the people who decide how the world’s militaries spend their money are throwing enough currency to fill an atomic crater at the “coolest,” most futuristic technologies available, like kids on a sugar rush in an expensive, dangerous arcade. The United States spends more on its military than the rest of the planet combined. About $80 billion of that is poured every year into research and development. As a result, American military research has been pioneering the future for decades. The future arrives first through American war.