Space Opera Part 16 – The Military Industrial Complex

Here’s the next episode of Space Opera.

Scagsdale's Tales

We were sitting in the conference room with Chairman Vermillion. The subject of PA stun capability came up.

JJ looked at Nolan with her eyes wide. “You think they can turn our implanted PA devices into remote execution devices?”

“Even stun capability is bad enough,” Cyrus said. “Think about it.”

Nolan’s eyes closed as he was thinking, his brow furrowed. Vermillion and I exchanged a glance.

“What is it, Nolan,” I asked.

Nolan’s eyes opened, and he looked down at the table. “I think I know what Simone’s threat is.”

“What?” I glanced at Vermillion again.

“If they’ve got the software completed to add stun capability to individual PA devices, they can act on them directly, provided the subject is in a civilized terrestrial location with wireless network access.”

“Dammit,” Vermillion said, “he’s saying that anybody on Earth is subject to attack through these damn imbedded devices.”

“Earth or any…

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