Posted by: johnhourihan | March 29, 2013

I now have the name of a book that explained the evils of drone warfare before we even had drone warfare.


I once read a scifi book about video games and their application to real warfare.

It was a great book by Orson Scott Card, called Ender’s Game. I believe it is extremely important right now.
Why, because it had to do with the training  for drone warfare.

Here’s how I remember it.
A child, a little boy, showed promise in video games in school when he was, I believe, in the first grade.
He was singled out with a host of others to take part in a nationwide test.
He of course won, and some of his friends did well also.
The next step was training. He was brought to a military facility where he was trained in the art of video war. At first there were set hours of the day when the youngsters were put in classes to learn the basics. Then the training went beyond the game…

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  1. Wow! I remember that book! Amazing!

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