War for the Web

May 2013

28 05.13

Plan X and the Gamification of War

We've seen a lot of controversy over the gamification of war, a concept that generally refers to the separation of the act of killing with the process by which you kill. This can mean drone strikes, this can mean Apache attack helicopter strikes, and various other things. Ultimately, this is a process that the military uses to make the act of killing easier for our troops. That's an important thing, it's part of the propaganda machine that keeps the military moving. They did it in world war one, they did it in world war two, they did it in Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq one; there's nothing new about it. It really just amounts to the separation of strategy and the tools of war. Read more