What if we lost a cyberwar?

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commonsense
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What if we lost a cyberwar?

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What would China or Russia gain if they defeated the West in a cyberwar?

Aside from control of many resources, are there other benefits for the victor?

Along with the positives, would the winner face problems that did not exist pre-war?

For the losers, what would be necessary for economic recovery to take place?

Would the Brits and Yanks find themselves in detention centers?

What might be retained rather than obliterated from Western culture or values?

Address any question(s) from above or introduce your own query regarding the results of cyber warfare.
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Re: What if we lost a cyberwar?

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they would gain MAD

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Re: What if we lost a cyberwar?

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Impenitent wrote: Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:06 pm they would gain MAD

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By MAD do you mean Mutually Assured Destruction?
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Re: What if we lost a cyberwar?

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at the very least

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Re: What if we lost a cyberwar?

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At this point in time, I'd say it's unlikely China or Russia will defeat America in a cyberwar.

America is still the cutting edge when it comes to computers.
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Re: What if we lost a cyberwar?

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commonsense wrote: Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:27 pm What would China or Russia gain if they defeated the West in a cyberwar?

Aside from control of many resources, are there other benefits for the victor?

Along with the positives, would the winner face problems that did not exist pre-war?

For the losers, what would be necessary for economic recovery to take place?

Would the Brits and Yanks find themselves in detention centers?

What might be retained rather than obliterated from Western culture or values?

Address any question(s) from above or introduce your own query regarding the results of cyber warfare.
cyberwar - ask the ukrainians - at most will allow a power black out.

chaos for a short time at most.

think mosquitos.

i doubt the chinese/russians would invade via their red armies, nor lauch thier missiles, unless they welcome WW3.

which they do not of course.

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to tit for tat, and vise versa, cyber is nothing outside of that.

it works if you are Ukraine more than if you are America, but not much more, still awaiting the red army occupying Kiev.
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Re: What if we lost a cyberwar?

Post by gaffo »

Gloominary wrote: Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:40 am At this point in time, I'd say it's unlikely China or Russia will defeat America in a cyberwar.

America is still the cutting edge when it comes to computers.
you can't "defeat" another nation without backing it up with arms.

best you can do is remove the power grid for a couple of weeks (ask any ukrainians here about that one a few yrs ago).

unless you are willing to back it up with an army.
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