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Question No. 1
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Question No. 1
For the most part...unless you're a medic or you got screwed on washout duty.

Idk if it's made us less violent. Drone operators always seemed like psychopaths to me..I know they weren't, and I cleared houses so I don't have much room to criticize..just how it seemed to me at the time. It's pretty hard to get people to kill. The army ran into this issue and put alot of research into it - then revamped training protocols, language, and culture to address the barrier. I suppose that, in a sense, a drone operator is the logical terminus of that. There's only one -human- barrier left to overcome, by removing the human factor entirely. There was alot of burnout in the first generation of drone units. So, I guess in sum....I think that whatever our tolerance for violence may be, we're getting pretty close to the point where our ability exceeds our tolerance.
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(05-17-2024, 08:32 PM)Rhythmcs Wrote: For the most part...unless you're a medic or you got screwed on washout duty.

Idk if it's made us less violent.  Drone operators always seemed like psychopaths to me..I know they weren't, and I cleared houses so I don't have much room to criticize..just how it seemed to me at the time.  It's pretty hard to get people to kill.  The army ran into this issue and put alot of research into it - then revamped training protocols, language, and culture to address the barrier.  I suppose that, in a sense, a drone operator is the logical terminus of that.  There's only one -human- barrier left to overcome, by removing the human factor entirely.  There was alot of burnout in the first generation of drone units.  So, I guess in sum....I think that whatever our tolerance for violence may be, we're getting pretty close to the point where our ability exceeds our tolerance.

I think it depends on how you view the target. There are degrees of "bad" people. I won't try to post a list of 1-10, but there are some people I would find easy to target, and some "not so much".
Two paths diverged in the woods, and I managed to take both...
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