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“There are tools where they build a world in a bottle. They put down every single mosque, river, camel, and school in, say, Saudi Arabia. Then they have millions of software agents who each have desires, grievances, all these ­different variables. They go about their little lives and then you ask a question: What if we build a McDonald’s in Mecca? Does this lead to more people joining terrorist groups or not?”

—Gary Ackerman, Director of the Center for Terrorism and Intelligence Studies

It's 5 pages long, but it's worth reading
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Interesting! Certainly a better use of funds than, say, launching space shuttles to Mars.
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