I watched Dr Strangelove late at night a couple of weeks ago. It is dark humor and a movie in classical Kubrick style. The irony in the movie has so much to teach modern society. In a sick twist of fiction meeting fact we have to learn to love the bomb all over again. There is a good chance Soviets really did build a dooms day device back in the 70s, turned it on in 1985 and it is still running.
Nuclear weapons are never funny. OK maybe sometimes they are. Web 2.0 has brought us new and interesting names – names like flickr. I bet they though they were being new and crazy. Guess what. The Soviets have been dropping e’s way before the Silicon Valley crowd.
Notice the code name of the device “Perimetr”.
At least if it goes off humanity won’t have died from those old 1.0 weapons. No way baby this is Nuke 2.0.