• SirEDCaLot@lemmy.today
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    8 months ago

    Good. I have no desire for more war. However, China has made it clear they consider Taiwan to be part of their territory. Taiwan is an important country for the rest of the world as a great many of the world’s computer chips are made there. This is a vital supply that the rest of the world does not want China to control. If Taiwan is defenseless, if China can conquer them easily and quickly, they are much more likely to do it. If Taiwan has sharp teeth, if conquering Taiwan would mean a bloody war, China is more likely to leave them alone. So if a few billion dollars worth of missiles helps keep Taiwan independent, I think it’s money well spent.

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        8 months ago

        I’m not a bot. I’m a human just like you, fellow human. Beep boop.
        Jokes aside- I have used the same username on Lemmy previously on lemmy.fmhy.ml and on Reddit. Feel free to look me up.
        It is worrying how hard it is getting to determine whether something you read was written by a human or not… If the overall discourse can be flooded or poisoned with AI generated crap it is a bad thing for our society. A very very very bad thing.

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          8 months ago

          Next decade will be a very interesting one for this reason. Evidence is no longer evidence.

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            Evidence is no longer evidence, and conversation is no longer conversation. Someone with an agenda can spin up a hundred chatbots to ‘particopate’ in online discussion, and make certain positions appear mainstream and others appear marginal, simply by steering the discussion. My worry is it means the end of useful online discourse, because why bother having conversations of substance online when it’s as likely as not that your conversation partner is just a machine trying to steer your opinion in one direction or the other.

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      8 months ago

      “quietly” as without a fanfare. It is primarily meant to be a deterrent, and it is not a good deterrent if the enemy doesn’t know about it.

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    8 months ago

    Given that they have a big powerful neighbour that has repeatedly and explicitly threatened to invade them, I don’t see a problem here.

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    8 months ago

    Arming to the teeth seems like a pretty inflammatory headline. I’m skeptical of a story that starts with that.