Scott Adams: imagine scenarios in which Israeli cities are still habitable in ten years

Scott Adams asks readers for scenarios that allow Israelis to live above ground. If you see a way out of the drone war, please visit Scott's comments section

In my book The Religion War, written ten years ago, I predicted a future in which terrorists could destroy anything above ground whenever they wanted. They simply used inexpensive drones with electronics no more sophisticated than an Android app.

Fast-forward to today, Iran is sending drones to Hezbollah, and Hezbollah has training camps right next to Syrian chemical weapons stockpiles. Meanwhile, Hamas has its own drone production facility, or did, until Israel found it. One presumes Hamas will build more. How long will it be before Israel is facing suicide drones that only cost its enemies $100 apiece, fit in the trunk of a car, and can guide themselves to within 20 feet of any target? I'd say five years.

So what happens when the drone attacks start happening in volume? Let's game this out. My assumption is that the coming inevitable wave of hobby-sized suicide drones will be unstoppable because they will fly low to their target and be so numerous that no defense will be effective. I predict it will be too dangerous to live above ground in Israel within ten years unless the trend is reversed. But what could stop the trend?

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6 thoughts on “Scott Adams: imagine scenarios in which Israeli cities are still habitable in ten years

  1. Jeff Walther

    Put a bounty on shooting down armed drones. Give teens and pre-teens anti-air equipped drones of their own. Nothing will get through. :-)

    Of course, they’ll get bored and start shooting down each other’s drones…

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      1. Kroll

        Then it will become a war betwen idustries. Whichewer industry replaces the destroyed drones faster wins. It as simple as that.
        It could of course swallow a significant part of Israels GDP though… Especially when all Arab States join the fight. But that would mean open Warfare, and you just dont do that with nuclear powers.

    1. Steve Darden Post author

      All the Arab states sustain the conflict in every way they can think of. It is their primary legitimacy. For Israel there is no hope for settlement until there is a party who wants to settle – or at least stop hostilities. Who would that be?

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      1. Jeff Walther

        I agree with Steve. Of course, after this many decades of conflict, there are things which can be blamed on all the parties involved. However, that said, the bulk of problem in the middle east rests on the arab states.

        If has become fashionable in some circles in the USA to assume a false mantle of “fairness” by assigning equal blame to the Israelis. This attractive falsehood flies in the face of history. It is pretty nonsense.

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