There are plenty of computer games around where you can kill people. Luckily they are only virtual people so no harm is done, is it? When you are playing this sort of game, you can get more and more advanced by doing greater and greater things to earn yourself more and more points and get to higher and higher levels of achievement. It’s addictive.
Remotely operating a drone is like playing computer game. This time the people to be killed are real, often innocent civilians, though taking a soldier’s life is not much different. Who are the sort of people that would be good at this job, and how are they persuaded to do it? Computer gamers are ideal! They are self trained already, and eager to go. Imagine getting paid for playing games all day! Dream job! All the drone creators have to do is to make the drone controls like a game, put in targets and points and levels.
Let’s take it a step further. Do the drone creators even have to pay them? Do they even have to wait for them to leave school and need a job? Hey, why not just sell the school kids the computer games, and then link up the games to real life with a bit of software. That way, the families and kids are paying for the killings and providing all the labour to do it. Assassins aren’t paid any more, they are willing to do it for free.
Our kids are being lured away from us and seduced into this virtual reality world which is not virtual at all. Behind the scenes, it is wired up to real life. Teenagers could be remotely killing real people from their bedroom in their family home. With our support.
It doesn’t stop at drones.
What else can be operated remotely?
Human beings can be mind controlled or microchipped. They need to be controlled, to be given instructions. Let a computer gamer do it! Give them the targets required and the levels to be reached, and away they go. Send them off to kill, steal, rape, start a riot, whatever is required.
Cars are fitted with satnavs. A two way control device. The newer the car, the more likely it is to have remote controls fitted. Why did the government give out £2000 grants a few years back to persuade people to get perfectly good old cars scrapped? Because the old ones aren’t fitted with any of the devices they want us to have. What sort of accidents and pile ups could a computer gamer cause?
Some games are not connected to the Internet, but they are good preparation for the next step up the gaming ladder, in the same way that pre-school is training for real school.
Next time you see a computer game, just think about how it might map to remotely controlling reality. It might not be just a game. And next time you see anything that can be remotely operated, wonder who might be doing the operating.