Old May 31, 07, 9:29 am
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Now we know where DHS and TSA get their terrorist ideas

From today's Inquirer:

Originally Posted by The Inquirer
A TEAM OF science fiction writers has been formed by the US Homeland Security Department to generate ideas to stop terrorists.


The team has to come up with ideas for technology which might be helpful and also work out scenarios for potential terrorist attacks.

The group all have to have technical doctorate degrees and are " well-qualified nuts" according to Pournelle.

Team member and Ringworld author Larry Niven said that writers were always saving civilisation in fiction and they would want to do it in fact too.
No wonder we have fictitious security and theater: it's coming from sci-fi writers.
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