I agree with CC on the UN.
Computers, we could easily do without them. Humans did for 99.9% of our race’s life. Computers have helped saved lives, but only after applying a seperate innovation which was previously related to the computer.
Terrorists, ect are not caught by computers. They are caught by people. Computers are simply a little tool they can use to help relay information. Many con men will tell you, sure all this new technology is great, but it doesn’t beat a good head on your soldiers and a smile.
I was up at 3am then (guess why?), and saw Nightline bring a live report about the miners being saved. Actually, I came in the middle of it, and thought it was an old video of the PA rescue. A couple was standing there saying that they got a call and rushed over, but couldn’t see the individuals because they needed to be checked. Nothing specific was being said. I wondered: is this real? Could they be dead and they don’t want to break the horrible news? I was informed the next day that they only found 1 alive, in critical condition. What is his status?
I hardly think the situation is laughable. They were intending to give great news about a near disaster, that in actuality turned out to be false. I would shame them if they rushed HORRIBLE news, which seems to be the standard for most news these days.