and I'll say it again - technology INCREASES jobs, never decreases it - over the long term.
If robots don't cause total human working hours to decline, then what the fuck good are they?
In this instance it's not about reducing human working hours, it's about increasing productivity. Factories might increase productivity exponentially with robots and yet still require about the same number of staff either working around the edges where robots aren't capable or managing the robots themselves. But the point is that you're producing much more with about the same labour cost.
Then that is a fail right there. They wanted to change the name from IE because of its bad reputation but if they still want people to relate back to the icon it's not going to get them very far.
They only want people who are at least slightly tech-savvy to think it's a totally new browser. They want stupid people who don't know anything to think it's the same old browser they're already familiar with. Changing the name while keeping the icon seems like a good way to accomplish these goals.
Vietnam War (quite famously as we thought the days of day fighting were over.)
Kosivo et al.
First Gulf War.
Guam, Afghanistan, and Gulf War II did not , too my knowledge and I and not sure if there are others I've forgotten.
1. All the diagrams give the impression that it will be like people flying through tubes as in Futurama. Instead you will be sealed inside a metallic "bullet", that runs in a metallic tube - no windows for you (sort of like James Bond in The Living Daylights). It's a pity if you have any sort of claustrophobia.
So you'd need some kind of fancy window like display that could update with local scenery or anything else.
2. While the device doesn't run in a complete vacuum, it runs in an atmosphere that is low to the point of being unbreathable. But the device doesn't contain any onboard air supply - instead it relies on the driving compressor/fan assembly to compress the air to a human sustainable amount. So if the device loses power for any reason (electrical, mechanical, computational) then you better be able to hold your breath for a long long time.
So it operates just like a modern airliner
3. There was no indication that the loop itself was anything more than a single tube. Thus there is no capability to bypass any section. So if a device fails, all devices that are already in transit and behind it are screwed (see 2 above).
It's a test environment. These things can be developed.
I can see it now, licensing test:
1.) Hack the computer containing this test to give yourself a passing score.
If you can do this, you are qualified to find security bugs in computer systems. If you cannot, you are not qualified.
But seriously, what is it that you would be testing for exactly? Proficiency? Morals (people can lie, you know)? Responsibility (ditto)?