Or do we rather just turn war from an adrenaline fest to a cold, calculated application of force
Yes, let's gamify war. That's just what need in the military.
You don't see that from a B-52 or an A-10, either. All you see is smoke and fire.
It's a lot easier for a drone pilot to push a button that would likely kill people thousands of miles away. You've overlooked the entire point of my response, which was to highlight the fact that drones are making it a lot easier for pilots and the military to brush aside civilian causalities, which is currently hovering at 400-800 according to Wikipedia.
A tip goes out about a possible Al-Qaeda target somewhere in Pakistan, and a few days/weeks later, a village is reduced to rubble. The U.S. can wash its hands clean of the incident and no Americans were harmed during the operation, which is the *most* important part, right?
Meanwhile, some kid who has witnessed all this is just loving the democracy and freedom that the U.S. raining down on his village. I'm sure he'll grow up to love the United States and perhaps even become a productive member of society because of it.