What the next World War might look likePosted Monday, June 25, 2012, at 6:54 PM
There is a lot of talk about building up our military at a substantial cost to us the taxpayer. There will be skirmishes for sure, but nothing big enough to justify the dollars spent.
How many of you have followed the news about "Flame" and "Stuxnet"? This where the next real war will be fought. Don't believe me? Ask Idaho Power why they are building their own private fiber backbone to all of their substations. This endeavor aint cheap folks, and we are paying for it. The internet has become too dangerous for our infrastructure. Stop and think about it. The right worm placed by an enemy could shut down all the power in this country for a very long time. No water service. No gas service, no cell phone service. Economically we could be brought to our knees in a matter of days by the right worm.
Read it carefully and do your own research. I'm only guessing, but to protect our infrastructure with a private, secure fiber backbone, isolated from the world wide web, would cost at least 1 Trillion dollars. Is it worth it? Who should pay for it? How would it be paid for?
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