In 2001 following the 911 Terrorist attack, an unmanned aircraft called a Predator flew over Afghanistan. With a camera attached, it watched a convoy of jihadi leaders. Across the ocean, over 7,000 miles away, a trigger was pushed at the CIA headquarters releasing a missile. After this successful mission drone warfare went on it’s way to become a favorable utility by the U.S. military. Today, drone warfare is considered to be a more humane form of war and a way to keep America safe. This statement is perpetuated by government but the ethics of drone strikes is debated in philosophy as well as among citizens. The fact that often strikes kill many innocent civilians is cause for concern. In this piece, Drone Strike, we see the contrast between actual drone footage next to a drone strike in the video game Call of Duty. The blending of audio creates confusion to what is real and what is fictional. The human dissociation with a drone strike is similar to killing people in a video game. How long will it be until machines are programmed to seek and kill the enemy without the need for a person to press a button?

Drone Strike 2016

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Persistence and What Remains 2016

 
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Persistence and What Remains 2016

 
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