Sunday, May 09, 2004

Friedman stumbles upon a good idea:

From today's column:

I visited the Japanese cellphone company DoCoMo in Tokyo 10 days ago. A robot made by Honda gave me part of the tour, even bowing in perfect Japanese fashion. My visit there coincided with yet another suicide bomb attack against U.S. forces in Iraq. I could not help thinking: Why are the Japanese making robots into humans, while Muslim suicide squads are making humans into robots?

Okay, so the idea I get from this isn't so much where he's going. But why not automate the whole war? I know, I know, it's not like it's a new idea or anything. But what is it about war that we feel we need to fight ourselves?

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