The future of interplanetary combat?

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exabyte
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The future of interplanetary combat?

Post by exabyte » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:54 am

In the science fiction video game Starcraft, humans in the future fight in marine suits and less commonly with machinery (a playing style called 'mech').

Do you think this is an accurate depiction of what we will see in the future of interplanetary combat, or will everything be able to fly?

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Re: The future of interplanetary combat?

Post by ALEX » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:55 am

exabyte wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:54 am
In the science fiction video game Starcraft, humans in the future fight in marine suits and less commonly with machinery (a playing style called 'mech').

Do you think this is an accurate depiction of what we will see in the future of interplanetary combat, or will everything be able to fly?
War is merely one point on a continuum of human competition and it's pretty clear modern society frowns upon overtly violent competition, so it is becoming increasingly regulated against.

Eventually there will be no socially acceptable form of nation-nation warfare. On the books it will all be covert operations and off the books it will be sponsored theft, destruction of property, and terrorism.

That said, yes, everything will be able to fly. There will be hover robots and jet pack soldiers.

Interplanetary conflict will most likely not happen as you imagine it in the foreseeable future. It would be like the only nuclear war we have ever had - the Cold War, in that it won't happen.

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