It's a mad world okay
Cheaper is Better
By J.Vincent Martin
It costs billions of dollars to make nuclear weapons. What if....rather than making new ones, we use the old ones instead. Here’s the way that would work. We create a virtual nuclear arsenal on the net. In it we place all of the existing nuclear weapons and delivery systems. (we don’t really move any of the real stuff around). Then when a country spends a billion or so dollars on infra structure, or improving their country's lot, they can use their shoping cart to buy a virtual weapon and delivery system. Something like, "Sorry old boy, we are all out of 20 Megs right now. Why don't you come back after the Spanish-English war, we should be restocked by then. Or how about two ten Megs instead?" We could then finally relax when the headlines read something like this,“Ghana gets the bomb.”
How does it all work?
Well, let’s say Ghana get pissed off at Nigeria. They could then launch their
virtual nuclear weapons, and Nigeria of course would launch theirs in retaliation. Within two days the war would be all over. Well, that doesn’t really achieve the desired result, you say?
That’s where phase two comes in. Within a month, each government receives a CD set created by Hollywood special effects. It includes everything, the dead bodies, the destroyed cities, the refuge lines, the crying,the moaning and the maimed,and of course a narration of the war’s stategic events in extreme detail. This could then be be shown on their national TV, so the people can rejoice at their victory, or morn their terrible defeat. The nice thing is, both countries then have to focus on rebuilding so they can obtain new virtual weapons for their next war.
Doesn’t that make a lot more sense then the expensive alternative.