General World War III

Sup42

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May 7, 2012
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China have been flexing aggressively.
Pushing the Indian Chinese border.
Fly bys of Taiwan.

Cyber attacks of Australia (according to the Aussies).

The shifting balance of power in a pandemic.

Global economic crisis.

The UK make insular moves through Brexit.

The US pull back from Global bodies and pull funding.

North Korea the great unknown dictatorship with Nukes.

US Iran tensions after tactical airstrike kills prominent Iranian national hero.

World wide protests, heightened tensions between conservative groups In the west and liberal activists.

GLOBAL WARMING largely sidelined and set to play a role that will likely push humanity to the edge of extinction.

Have I forgotten anything?

It's not a nice picture....oh Hongkong that's right, more China agro.

The US are the biggest worry, they are about to have a country wide Covid Meltdown...time to launch some Tomahawks at a foreign power to distract from the main game.

I forgot Putins Russia, look to be playing a long game by sitting back and watching the US implode after election interference.
 

Lenrat

1st Grade Fringe
Jun 4, 2012
528
I don't think a world war is just around the corner, the Nuke deterrent keeps it in check.

However the conditions for a world war are imo undeniably building like a house of cards.
Agree. It’s only a matter of time.

China’s belt & road is divide & conquer 101. Isolate the allies & apply pressure.

Plus nobody is talking about their rapid expansion into Antarctica. That is a real concern as well.

Meanwhile the pandemic keeps everyone looking in the other direction......
 

Sup42

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May 7, 2012
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Not quite as scary as the 1980’s when east and west were tooled up to the eyeballs. World needs to stand up to China’s passive aggressive behaviour though
Yeah the Reagan years it just seemed as though the world could not last much longer.
Hope all unite to push back against China.
 
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Kestrel84

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Aug 26, 2017
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If I was a betting man, I'd be saying NZ should be taking all efforts to stay on China's good side.

I support the idea of NZ keeping their nose clean and letting the US/China sort their business out. Also let Aussie be overt and racist, probably wil do us a bit of good post covid-19.
 

BeastMode

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Mar 7, 2015
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If I was a betting man, I'd be saying NZ should be taking all efforts to stay on China's good side.

I support the idea of NZ keeping their nose clean and letting the US/China sort their business out. Also let Aussie be overt and racist, probably wil do us a bit of good post covid-19.


Yeah, lets not bite the hand that feeds. Let the Aussies do that and see where it gets them...

We can be the good quiet neighbours and win the last man standing game...
 
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bangbros18

1st Grade Fringe
May 20, 2019
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China have been flexing aggressively.
Pushing the Indian Chinese border.
Fly bys of Taiwan.

Cyber attacks of Australia (according to the Aussies).

The shifting balance of power in a pandemic.

Global economic crisis.

The UK make insular moves through Brexit.

The US pull back from Global bodies and pull funding.

North Korea the great unknown dictatorship with Nukes.

US Iran tensions after tactical airstrike kills prominent Iranian national hero.

World wide protests, heightened tensions between conservative groups In the west and liberal activists.

GLOBAL WARMING largely sidelined and set to play a role that will likely push humanity to the edge of extinction.

Have I forgotten anything?

It's not a nice picture....oh Hongkong that's right, more China agro.

The US are the biggest worry, they are about to have a country wide Covid Meltdown...time to launch some Tomahawks at a foreign power to distract from the main game.

I forgot Putins Russia, look to be playing a long game by sitting back and watching the US implode after election interference.
And Tony Iro is ready to coach in the nrl!
 

Sup42

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May 7, 2012
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Sup42 Sup42 you forgot Artificial Intelligence bro.

When legit geniuses like Elon Musk & Sam Harris say that A.I. is their biggest fear for the future of humanity ... I listen.

And China is a major player in the A.I. arena ... cloning as well.
Stephen Hawking wasn't to keen either hey.
Even if we manage somehow not to create Skynet, there are real threats from AI already in existence depending on who wields the power of the technology.
The main threat at present is the manipulation of the masses through social media platforms and the like.
The interesting thing about sentient AI that is able to do its own thing, is that the first group that develops it, will always be ahead in the AI arms race because you cannot catch up to something that is self increasing its capabilities at an exponential rate.

The Pentagon spend a lot of money in this area through their weapons research and development arm.
 

Stone

1st Grade Fringe
May 19, 2012
1,239
Auckland
Stephen Hawking wasn't to keen either hey.
Even if we manage somehow not to create Skynet, there are real threats from AI already in existence depending on who wields the power of the technology.
The main threat at present is the manipulation of the masses through social media platforms and the like.
The interesting thing about sentient AI that is able to do its own thing, is that the first group that develops it, will always be ahead in the AI arms race because you cannot catch up to something that is self increasing its capabilities at an exponential rate.

The Pentagon spend a lot of money in this area through their weapons research and development arm.
Sam Harris talks about a super A.I. being able to download every bit of information on the net within 24hrs, which would instantly make it the most intelligent entity in all of known history, he talks about A.I. being able to self replicate exponentially, but the real fear is if A.I. becomes self-aware.

Elon Musk has said that once that genie is out of the bottle it will be beyond our ability to control & we will essentially become an inferior species. And as the inferior species, we will be at the mercy of the greater species, being A.I.

Others see A.I. as a natural & inevitable step in the evolution of our species & see us eventually joining with them ... it ???

Extremely interesting & simultaneously terrifying IMO.
 
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Lenrat

1st Grade Fringe
Jun 4, 2012
528
You can never really get rid of Cobra...

COOBBBRAAAAA
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WA supporter

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Mar 18, 2017
415
Perth
China are just waiting for Chuck Norris to ascend to a higher place of existence, they know they can't win while he remains in human form.

Seriously though, the war has been going on for years. It's just not fought on the front lines anymore.
If you’re right,then we’re in up kaka awa because Chuck Norris has just aseded to a higher place about 2 hours ago😳
 
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