10. Surrogates The Surrogate ArmyThe Technology
I always talk about Surrogates, mainly because I like whipping dead horses (metaphorically, of course), but in this article I can whip it from a different angle namely, that the future-people have clearly wasted the awesome power of the surrogate technology itself. When were being introduced to the surrogate world in the first act, we see Bruce Willis character walking into a military complex where people are trying out infantry surrogates. Theyre basic models without proper faces, and they seem to fit the job of making war remote. After all, why run the risk of blowing up humans when you can just blow up robots? What They Should Have Done With It
Well, if were talking about blowing up stuff, why should we even blow up the robots? While those infantry units seem pretty basic, theyre light years ahead of anything we have now and are marvels of engineering. Yet what the soldiers do with them is really very weird they just keep charging them into cannons. Again, these things are stupendously complex bits of kit, and probably cost an arm and a leg to build surely, this isnt something you want to throw into danger willy-nilly? As any RTS player will tell you, the winner of a war comes from who can muster up the most materiel within their borders, and chucking complex machinery into the hellfire would surely be a massive drain. Why not keep them, but have them operate tanks and other machinery? That way, you can do more damage on the battlefield and save on resources as well as human lives.