Re: TERRORISM: looking for solutions

From: Charles Hixson (
Date: Thu Sep 13 2001 - 12:19:58 MDT

Eugene Leitl wrote:

> On Wed, 12 Sep 2001 wrote:
>>None of this will make the world safe, but if we work towards
>>dispersing the large concentrations of people which make such inviting
>>targets, we can reduce the actual costs of terrorist acts.
> Problem with telepresence is that you need a high-quality avatar, to
> ...
> The technological solution will be necessarily expensive, and will have
> face acceptance trouble in the targeted audience.
> -- Eugen* Leitl <a href="">leitl</a>
> ...

It might not be expensive. It an auto-pilot did most of the
work, then the telefactor would only be needed at stress points,
like landing, take-off, etc. And probably not usually then (I
believe that military planes can already land themselves). That
means that you would need considerably fewer "pilots". Etc.
This would cut staffing requirements.

You could end up saving money. The problem would be in selling
this option to the passengers. And the FAA, also, but really to
the passengers.

Charles Hixson

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