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Two thoughts:

1. Did China pre-opium wars do what you describe at the end here and make wars ritualized, inefficient?

2. How similar are modern day understanding of drones to this understanding of gas? Kinetic instead of chemical, but something seems off about a guy in Bethesda MD killing folks around the world with an xbox controller. What about Ukraine’s use of drones against a larger enemy?

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