This. If you think the human species is just one thumb hovering over the red button at a constant state since 1945 then you're going to miss all the times we're not.
There are, however, computers whose job it is to hover their metaphorical thumb over the red button, and push it if a threat is detected. And might confuse the sunrise for a nuclear strike and order a preemptive counterstrike*.
*This actually happened. Luckily, a person was there to double-check.
Last edited by Herpestidae; 2012-10-21 at 11:08 PM.
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