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Monday, December 12, 2022

Virtualizing Nuclear War?

Happy thoughts here, not sure talking or virtualizing does much.  But consider all the war games that have been played,    Including civilians.   Serious stuff.

Nuclear War Simulator Creator Says Public Must Know Potential Destruction

Newsweek, Aristos Georgiou, October 19, 2022

A computer scientist created a nuclear war simulator to demonstrate atomic weapons' destructive potential to the public. Christopher Minson said Russia's war in Ukraine has elevated traffic to his website, which hosts a map tool for modeling an attack on the U.S. involving approximately 1,200 nuclear warheads. Minson based the tool on databases of warhead yields and targets derived from declassified information; he then compiled a database of census data, and mapped populations to target sites. Minson said the system correlates this data and executes a two-hour attack, calculating casualties from known impact and population size, and modeling the spread of fallout. "It is critical that the public understands this threat," he said. "They need to see, clearly and viscerally, just how universal and destructive a nuclear war would be."  ... 

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