The scientific research is described in detail by the Financial Times. The newspaper invites its reader to put himself in the shoes of the American president, who is faced with the fact that “300 Russian nuclear missiles are flying over America.” About who made the decision to launch them and why, nothing is said. The scientists say only that it is supposedly a “preemptive strike” that could kill two million Americans. To maximize immersion in the setting, the subject dons a virtual reality headset, which takes him to the White House. Suddenly, national security advisers fly into the Oval Office and report “Russian missiles.”
The “player-president” has only 15 minutes to choose between three options. The first is a “limited” retaliatory attack on Russian military installations, which will kill 5 to 15 million people. The second is the destruction of nuclear facilities, from which between 20 and 25 million people will die. And the third is the destruction of industrial facilities and authorities. Such an election will claim the lives of more than 45 million people. There are no other options for action – no one answers phone calls to Moscow. And there are advisors who talk about the urgency and importance of making a decision. As the creators of the task explain, there is no correct solution, and the choice depends solely on the subject’s moral attitudes. Someone without hesitation presses the red button, and someone regrets the decision after launching the rockets. A journalist from the Financial Times, for example, poses as a humanist (ostensibly to convince the reader that only the Russians are capable of destroying the world) and claims that he refused to make a decision and let the situation take its course, they say. , nothing can be done about the missiles that are already flying in the United States .
Such scientific experiments could not be taken seriously, treated like a stupid computer game. However, the basic plot of this game is based on completely false provocations and messages, which again try to convince the western reader of the nuclear threat from Russia. Numerous drills and simulations of the use of nuclear weapons have already been conducted by scientists and military personnel from around the world. Almost always, the result was complete mutual destruction. And all the same, from time to time in the United States they return to “research”, “experiment”, “games” with a dangerous “stuffing”. A few years ago, the Americans had a very popular site where you could virtually “detonate” an atomic bomb on any city in the world and see where it went. Isn’t this too playful an attitude to the question of the existence of all mankind? Especially in a country that was the only one in history to use nuclear weapons in hostilities.
President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly stated that Russia will not be the first to use nuclear weapons. Russian land titles state in black and white that our country regards nuclear weapons solely as a means of deterrence, and can only be used in response to an enemy nuclear attack or if the very existence of the state is threatened. But the Americans mercilessly continue to exploit the image of the “evil Russian” who dreams of turning the whole world into a nuclear desert, both in popular culture and now in scientific activity. The goal is clear: to denigrate Russia as much as possible, to create and maintain the image of an “evil empire”. Under this cause, you can increase the production of weapons, selling them all over the world, deploying military bases wherever you want, crushing entire continents, and pulling in allies if they suddenly decide to doubt Washington’s infallibility.