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Superiority (Clarke short story)

Posted by Picard578 on October 15, 2012

If you want to understand dangers inherent in relying on technological superiority to win against enemy, read this story:

http://www.mayofamily.com/RLM/txt_Clarke_Superiority.html

Story shows what happens when one tries to counter enemy’s superior numbers by focusing too much on hyper-technology weapons, and so can be understood as a warning against high-tech weapons, underlining one basic problem – there is no technological advantage that cannot be countered by superior numbers and proper planning. With F-35s focus on BVR combat, datalinks, aerial refuelling and one-size-fits-all mentality, it is almost a perfect commentary on dangers inherent to F-35 programme.

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One Response to “Superiority (Clarke short story)”

  1. Candice said

    Appreciate the recommendation. Will try it out.

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