It became inevitable that human beings became incapable of making the appropriate decision to conduct a war. After several bungled attempts to wage ‘just’ wars, the United Nations decided to compile a database of all useful information that should be considered when deciding to go to war and completely solve the problem. It would also avoid the issue of hefty legal expenses and the ongoing national embarrassment of ‘human error’ in the process. The Bush/Blair trial lasted for 25 years costing the UK and US governments over 10 billion dollars in legal fees. The television rights of the executions nearly covered the costs but both countries were financially and politically out of pocket. The information studied by the machine would take an unbiased view of the situation and indicate the appropriate response. The machine was thought to be able offer a totally objective view as it had no business, cultural or political involvement. Assessing the situation on logic only.

Every country that the United Nations deemed to be ‘at risk’ was asked to offer information to be collated by the database authorities. Records of population numbers, density, distribution, mineral and natural resources, heavy industry, and trading information were gathered. Previous global political activity was drawn into graphs. Previous battles and outcomes logged. Military capability gauged, and fire power compared. The machine combined all this information and was very capable of deciding for us whether it was worth going to war or not.  

The United Nations were pleased that they had made a real step towards creating global peace.


Kate Mieczkowska