1st step: tying up traffic.
2nd step: tying up finances and telecommunication.
3rd step: tying up the energy supply.
A mixture of first-class hackers and Warm Guns.
Die Hard 4.0
What can you assume about people who are behind the manifesto “The Future Uprising”?
In the Hollywood film “Die Hard 4.0″, a lonely Bruce Willis manages to stop a mixture of first-class hackers and Warm Guns on their way to neutralize the entire national infra structure (which is called “fire sale” in the film).
Predictably, according to film dramatics, it happens at the third stage with little time to spare.
Is such a scenario realistic if you consider the “future uprising”?
So far, the computer networks are not yet sufficient; the process of centralization is not yet far enough advanced.
Are there any hackers and Warm Guns as portrayed in the film?
Who would benefit from the subsequent anarchy?
Since it was prevented in the film, let me illustrate it by using Iraq as outlined by the US author Dexter Filkins in “The Eternal War” as an example: in the Iraq, we had a situation the radical leftists desired for several months. Saddam’s state had been abolished, American soldiers had not yet arrived with enough strength in the country. So they showed their faces: all the teachers, scientists and lawyers who wanted a free and democratic state of Iraq. They put their names down for civil servants’ posts, founded parties, voiced their opinions, showed their colours. And then, Dexter Filkins writes, “then they went to the butcher’s table”.
Dozens, hundreds, eventually thousand of intellectuals, activists and enlightened persons were killed in the new Iraq – along with their families. They were killed by old Baath militia, by Shiite militia, by Al Qaida, by guys bought for the purpose, driving their jeeps.
“After the power monopoly of the state, after private ownership and without public transportation, there will be only a short summer of anarchy.
The invisible leftist militants of the
“future uprising” overestimated their own
strength. A collapsing public order
would not be improved by the communards
who read Deleuze, but reigned by the Mafia”.
(Citation of the last two paragraphs is taken from FAS).
Living on the precarious degree if latitude between security and freedom, we are nesting among masses of endlessly small individuals in a system that permits so much we actually get scared of all this freedom.
Warm Guns get attention,
Warm Guns are never bored,
Warm Guns take all liberties,
Warm Guns are probably happy.
But who among us is capable of being a Warm Gun?
In the end, the hero in “Die Hard 4.0″, who represents us all
in our fight against the evil of the world,
shoots through his own shoulder in order to kill the top evil guy.
We shoot against the “Südpost” and the Taxi dilemma.
(Translated by EG)