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WW: Bruce Schneier on why security can't work

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jimmy Hess" <mysidia at gmail.com>

> On 3/18/13, Jay Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:
> [snip]
> > In the next 3 years, it will become possible to build an
> > autonomously
> > navigating aircraft that can a) cross the Atlantic and b) carry a
> > nuclear weapon.
> Not only is it already possible to build a human manually navigated
> aircraft that can do both (a), and (b), they already exist, and computer
> autonomy isn't necessary or useful, to hit a single big target; now
> computer autonomous aircraft that can do only (a) could be just as
> useful as decoys.

Sure it is.  An autonomous UPV *is small enough to bust the ADIZ without
returning a skin paint*.

> Nuclear weapons are rare, expensive, and the existing ones are
> (hopefully) well-secured, due to their extremely high value. I
> would be more concerned about the possibility of a large swarm -- of
> half a million solar powered drones of the approximate size of a
> large eagle capable of crossing the oceans and releasing a spray of
> bio agents over very large distances.

Whichever weapon is chosen, the point remains that the battlefield
is asymmetric, and it's asymmetric *against us*.

-- jra
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