You have any questions about this one? If not the only thing that you have to do is make sure that you have a lot of fun. I’ll try and make sure that you have a great time. The first time I was a little more than happy with it and the other side. I’m not going anywhere else.
The love of knowledge is a kind of madness.
― C.S. Lewis, Out of the Silent Planet
How much trust do you have in big companies now, and how has that changed over the past three months?
I think I need to start using the word “magical” more often.
Just started a new Tumblr blog called Random Swifty Keys. The premise is I can only use the suggested word from my keyboard app, which only presents 3 words at a time. The limitations and the tech make it fun. I plan on writing one post a day. Here’s my intro post.
Are the world’s combined forces—including those mad North Koreans, because every little helps—enough to defeat those of the US?
Yes, but only if the US is on the offensive or only if defeat does not equate to conquer or destroy, which it generally does not. The world could, for example, certainly contain the US as the US did the Soviet Union. But the question you are really asking, if I am correct, is: Are the world’s combined forces enough to conquer the United States? Here the answer is no, for it is much harder to project force. It requires logistical resources that the rest of the world simply does not have.
OK. That’s disappointing.
The primary problem here is geography. Just as the vast Russian steppe swallows armies, so would the oceans that surround the US. No matter the manpower or armament, it must be delivered across the Pacific and Atlantic in order to be brought to bear. This is where US naval and air power would destroy any adversary, far before they sullied the US shore.
And this is where you meet the second primary problem, which is technology. There are not enough aircraft carriers and amphibious warfare ships in the combined navies of the world to force an entry past the US Navy. There are not enough attack fighters to gain air superiority against the US Air Force. This is how amazingly out of balance the military might of the world is today.
Here’s a link-clicking time-suck for sci-fi fans. You’ve been warned.