My idea is that the whole "Homeland
Defense" thing is too cost-ineffective to be plausible.
My idea is that the whole "Homeland Defense" thing is too
cost-ineffective to be plausible. The lifetime cost of, for example,
preventing each airplane-crash fatality will be the order of $100,000,000and
we could save a thousand times as many lives at the same cost by various
simple public-health measures.
what we really need is a "Homeland Arithmetic" reorganization.
Mathematician and computer scientist
Toshiba Professor of Media Arts and Sciences; Cofounder of Artificial
Author of eight books, including The Society of Mind.