Cyber war — world war III

Recently, as I discover TED talks is quite impressive, so I decided to find out some meaningful topic to argue. Interestingly enough, I randomly click on this talk:

This link consist of the summary of the crisis between China and the U.S.regarding cyberattacks against the American company Google, mentioned in the talk:
http://techcrunch.com/2010/01/12/google-china-attacks/

The speaker also mention about the incident happen In 1982, in the middle of the Cold War in Soviet Siberia, a pipeline exploded with a burst of 3 kilotons, the equivalent of a fourth of the Hiroshima bomb, was actually the result of a CIA sabotage operation,in which they had managed to infiltrate the IT management systems of that pipeline. This link contain the revealed by Thomas Reed, Ronald Reagan’s former U.S. Air Force Secretary :
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/it-strategy/2004/03/01/us-software-blew-up-russian-gas-pipeline-39147917/

Times magazine mention about cyber war

Time magazine mention about cyber war

These example are just some significant example that the speaker find out. There are numerous cyberwar going around now. Surely you did not feel there are any war going on, but perhaps, your country, your company, or you yourself are under attack now, thats why cyberattack are so horrible. It is not again a virtual world that are unrelated with our physical world again, what one did at cyberspace can really cause a great disaster to our real world, just like the example above. You could not predict who and what will be after you until the time come as all of it are virtual, in total darkness. Even something really happen, you may not be able to find out the offender. If you feel like I am threatening you,  go google out cyber attack or cyber war online, you can get quite a lot of news, recently the news is about the Israel government website being hack. But possibly when you check it out, this news is outdated. My country also being hacked before. It is really nothing new. Why these being attacked country did not take out any action on these hacker? isn’t they threatening? is it because identity unknown, can’t trace? or any other reasons? who knows?

Possibly, Albert Einstein might have realise the harm human can do will not be limited with those bomb, aircraft and nuclear weapons, there will be these emerging cyber weapons in the World War III, that’s why he quote: “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” In fact, cyber weapons have the ability to connect and link up everyplace and everyone compare to other weapons and because of this, its impact is so huge.

Albert Einstein Quote

Albert Einstein Quote

Richard A. Clarke, former presidential adviser on cybersecurity, says that: “Devastating cyber attacks could destroy power grids, banking networks or transportation systems. The U.S. military is entirely dependent on computer systems and could end up in a future conflict in which troops trot out onto a battlefield ‘and nothing works.’ ” Please follow this link for full article.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45199096/ns/technology_and_science-security/#.TrlI1vTDVGV

If you don’t understand why is it so, and still think that nowadays army are training under the hot sun, armed with weapons, you are wrong. Look at this picture

USA army using computer in an operation

USA army using computer in an operation

and study this words:
They use satellite images and computer generated images to keep track of targets and vehicles. Rockets have been retrofitted with computers and a computer chip so that no target could elude them. Even tanks and armored vehicles have a computer on board that provides them with the precise location where they are and the location of the designated target. Computers have proven useful while in the service of the military forces and they have been implemented in every aspect of the military life. For instance, computers based scenarios, are made when planning an assault on a specific target and according the result, commanders decide if the operation can be deployed or not.

Even soldiers are trained in simulators that are governed by computers. They care tested to see if they can handle extreme conditions, such as stress. There is no limit to the ways a computer can be used and the army will ever stop using it. After all, most of the technological developments have been because of computers.

To add on, you must visit this website and try it out. Then you will be shock at how USA government recruit young Americans using such attractive way.

America's Army 3 wallpaper

America's Army 3 wallpaper

AA3 screen shot, looks real right?

AA3 screen shot, looks real right?

http://www.americasarmy.com/

Feel eager to become one of them? They even have The Army Experience Center, in USA before, all of these is free.

This strategy is really effective, however, protest for this seems endless. Below is only one of the blog that describe the protest that make AEC shut down.
Children are not born violent, they are made violent. They are training an army of kids that conditioned to associate violence with fun, as part of “normal life”. Could the video game addict become conditioned to shoot or hit whenever provoked? Could these video games trigger what we call “instant replay,” so that the player is conditioned to pull a trigger when faced with a real-life problem? Of course, isn’t it what they wanted them to be? But is it ethic?

350 years ago, people are still concern about the military innovation of the day
60 years ago, new aircraft and tank technologies emerge,
30 or 40 years ago, nuclear weapons arise.

And now, we have cyber weapons. What is cyber weapons? Hard to tell, can be nothing, or can be everything, appear in different type like a pendrive, a server, a robot, a computer… Did they seem harmless to you. They cost life, maybe indirectly. Some country claimed that they are building cyberwar unit for defensive purpose, but who know? Cyberwar unit can be both defensive and offensive. There are many type of military robot being invented too. Military robots are autonomous robots or remote-controlled devices designed for military applications. The use of robots for military combat, especially when such robots are given some degree of autonomous functions is a great concerned. Maybe what happened in the movie like I, Robot, The Terminator, Star War might turn out to be true. Army is trained in cyberspace too.

Military robots

Military robots

Many organisation, like the FBI is also working out on cyber attack. People become more and more concern about it. Cyber weapons do not replace conventional or nuclear weapons — they just add a new layer to the existing system of terror and might cause more conflict between different party.

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