The next big War

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  1. Jim4silver

    Jim4silver Well-Known Member

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    With all the conflicts around the world, it is not unreasonable to fear that someday there will be another big War. I mean one where a country exerts its force upon another or multiple others, and takes them over completely. Like in the old days.

    I have come to the conclusion that such a War will not take place with nuclear bombs or other such destruction. It will take place via hacking/overtaking said victim nation's infrastructure, grid, computers, utilities, banking systems, government systems, etc.

    At some point in the future, modern nations will be so dependent on the "grid", that if a foreign nation can take over the "system" of another nation completely, it would weaken them enough to be defeated without nukes or destroying entire cities, etc.

    I don't know enough about computers, etc, to know if such technologies exist today. But down the road, as more and more gets controlled by computers, etc, it would seem feasible. Especially with the help of inside agents (spys, etc).

    Here is just one small example of what seems to happen all the time these days.

    https://www.kut.org/post/ransomware-attack-hits-local-governments-texas
     
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    Oddjob Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Thus the ban by certain countries on Huawei tech for their 5g networks / comms and the constant splash of cash from the Aust Govt to PNG and the Pacific Island to help their IT infrastructure and economies to keep the PRC's growing monetary and IT influence at bay.
     
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    An ex naval friend says the next World war will be over in 3days.
     
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    So many more ways to destroy your enemy these days than using bombs thanks to globalization. Its a last resort.
     
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    Of course, what do you think the trade war is for?
     
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    They would still have to invade and perform a physically forced takeover. The grid going down might be a hassle but wont bring down a nation.
    The hacks and attacks against our technology wouldnt matter much to anyone except the govt. If TV or Facebook went down now that would be catastrophic!
    Another reason to keep cash handy and not in the bank.
     
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    I said no nukes or cities being destroyed (bombing to extinction) would be necessary. I never said invasion wouldn't be necessary (troops going in).

    You can't "take over" another nation without going there with boots on the ground. However, many people think WW3 will be multiple nukes going off all over the place.

    The victor of such a nuke war wouldn't be able to enjoy the fruits of their victory if everything was ruined with nuclear fallout, etc, for the next 100 years or more.

    If an entire nation lost its power (electric, utilities, etc) and all lines of communication (phone, internet, radio, TV, etc), and that was done contemporaneously with invading troops coming in and attacking by air/sea of defensive installations is what I was referring to.

    With the complete grid down at all places in a nation at once, food supplies would be greatly hampered if not stopped completely to stores, water from utility companies would stop without proper power, police would be hiding out from the angry masses, etc. Folks would be rioting like when the newest Nike shoes come out during Christmas shopping, only 100x worse.

    Modern society would freak out if all their technology and access was lost for more than 48 hours. They would probably hug their invaders so they could watch Netflix or go to Facebook after not being able to for a few days.
     
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    I'm not worried about nukes either. It's too counterproductive like you said.
    It's not going to be a pretty scene whatever happens, that's for sure.
    The average person probably doesnt have a weeks worth of basic supplies stored or even less that that. It's not a reality that people want to face or they dont like to think about scary stuff happening to them.
    You see the way things fall apart after an emergency and people expect the govt to bail them out and come to the rescue everytime.
     
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    nowaday wars are financial aren't they? the us is waging a financial war against iran.
     
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