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The response to the idea was, uh, muted, according to Axios. Trump, for his part, denied the story -- using his customary third person. He said this in at least two meetings during the first year and a bit of the presidency, and one of the conversations was memorialized. Let's just say, hypothetically, Trump did float the idea of nuking hurricanes because, knowing him, he almost certainly did. Might it actually work?
The answer to that question is a resounding "No. Needless to say, this is not a good idea. That explanation not satisfying enough? How about this one -- for you nerds out there:. The heat release is equivalent to a megaton nuclear bomb exploding every 20 minutes. So, if I'm reading that right, it means that a hurricane is stronger -- in terms of energy -- than a nuclear bomb. Like, way stronger.
Futile and obviously dangerous. Now, just because dropping a nuclear bomb into a hurricane wouldn't work, doesn't mean Trump is the first person ever to consider doing it. Way back in , the head of the US Weather Service said in a speech that he could "imagine the possibility someday of exploding a nuclear bomb on a hurricane far at sea.
Right around that same time, the Pentagon formed something called Project Plowshare, which was aimed at finding non-military uses for nuclear weapons. Nov 12, R. McCabe rated it it was amazing. Wade taps into a subject that is being discussed in the Presidents daily situation report; Cyber attack. The premise of this story for readers who are not tech savvy may be somewhat difficult to fathom. But for those of us who are I particularly enjoyed the way Mr.
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Wade runs the thread of events as they connect to weave a web or global involvement that is frighteningly realistic. He also demonstrates an erudite dexterity in his grasp of potential nationa R. He also demonstrates an erudite dexterity in his grasp of potential nationalist interests for many countries. This is a great read. You should run not walk to get your copy! McCabe R. Oct 10, Mark Abrams rated it it was amazing. This review is from: The 50 Megaton Tweet Kindle Edition This relatively quick read told about an unverified tweet that was picked up by the main stream media and the effects spiraled way out of control!
Considering the link that has formed between social media and the press, the need to be first to report a story, and the tendency of the media to not be too careful about reporting the difference between fact and rumor, this all serves to make this obviously exaggerated and funny story a This review is from: The 50 Megaton Tweet Kindle Edition This relatively quick read told about an unverified tweet that was picked up by the main stream media and the effects spiraled way out of control!
Considering the link that has formed between social media and the press, the need to be first to report a story, and the tendency of the media to not be too careful about reporting the difference between fact and rumor, this all serves to make this obviously exaggerated and funny story about a made-up tweet, a cautionary tale well worth reading.
Considering the track we are following where the news must be instantaneous or it loses value, this far-fetched story could well come true in the not too distant future! Oct 24, Matt rated it it was amazing. A well researched and realistic story. An easy read, but raises provocative, and potentially terrifying, questions.
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We're in the age of the Internet, social media, and advanced desktop publishing and multimedia tools. Millions of people can and do put out stuff, much of it questionable, for the whole world to see. Who can we turn to anymore for accurate and reliable news and information? There's a plethora of information out there, but how much is really trustworthy? What can happen if people in A well researched and realistic story.
What can happen if people in positions of power, in a crisis with little time and intense pressure to act, rely on false or misleading sources? Anyone concerned about these questions should consider reading this book. Feb 07, Debbie Heaton rated it really liked it. Before long, they discover they are at the mercy of the technology they once coveted. An easy read with a sharp edge that is very creative. Aug 22, M. Leon rated it really liked it. A hoax tweet leads to the very real prospect of nuclear Armageddon.
In this brilliantly researched, politically astute and chillingly realistic 'future history' of America's darkest days, R. Wade illustrates just how easily misuse of social media could lead to destruction on an tragic scale. Excellent stuff even if I do disagree with some of the assertions made. I would suggest everyone read it before the trolls manage to manipulate the President Oct 16, Andrew Simco rated it it was amazing.
This is a very thought provoking book. Social media has become so all-pervasive that we have come to take it for granted. Wade does a great job in laying out a very plausible scenario of social media run amok, and the tragic consensuses. A must read for all who use social media, and a reminder not to abuse the technology.
Apr 05, Angel Early rated it really liked it. Interesting as to what can possibly happen to this world based on one tweet. Sep 22, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: fiction. This was a very interesting book to say the least.
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It was well written, well edited and technically correct. The author shows how one simple video uploaded to a social media site can almost cause the world to jump into World War III. I would recommend this book to anyone. Nov 30, Kerry Parkinson rated it it was amazing. This book had me hooked from the start.
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It is scary to actually stop and realise what impact something as "small" as a fake tweet can actually have on a global scale. Well written and fast paced, I finished this quickly.
I look forward to reading more by this author in the future! Oct 04, Joanne Williams rated it really liked it. I thoroughly enjoyed this work. This could happen. Well structured prose without tedious repetition which is prevalent on many books.
This book should be read by all users of social media. It's thought provoking, read it! Jan 04, Angela rated it liked it. The title intrigued me which is why I wanted to read this. It took longer to read than I thought however thinking that a hoax started online to destroy everything we live for is scary.
This should serve as a wake up call as to how much unconfirmed info is dangerous. Sep 13, Angie rated it it was amazing. Thought provoking read, especially considering the political climate. After reading, it is hard to imagine another outcome. Could the world change that remarkably, that quickly?
Nov 16, Beth rated it liked it. Just say NO to Amazon Invasion. Aug 30, Bill Koller Koller rated it it was amazing.