There have been whisperings going on about how hackers can cause the next big war, because the Internet is like a weapon (watch out all you anti-weapon people!), and I guess that this article over at the Japan Times is a pretty good explanation as to why.
And, what do you know? I can’t copy the article over here because of all the stupid graphics, and it won’t let me highlight just the text for some strange reason. Just click on the link above for the story.
Personally, I find this very troubling, but given that banks aren’t exactly doing well, I think I fear our economy even more.
Granted, Japan’s yen is still stronger than the dollar, but they’re suffering because we’re not buying their exports, and when we do, since the dollar is weak compared to the yen, it doesn’t match what they’re paying their employees. Last I read, they are now trying to inflate their money (bad move, in my opinion), so the strong yen may not last. I promise to put that article up if I can find it again.