not without some sympathy 'Geddy- can I call you that?- you have described the status quo beautifully. Your logic is perfect when applied to those that control and gain most from the military industrial complex, but it is most profoundly flawed when applied to the majority. What we lack in private jets and power over the lives of nations, we have in abundance in terms of normal perspective, and sheer numbers- there are many more of us than you, so quite simply, our needs are greater, and we also have all the children and babies in the world, so that's nice too. That war drives technology is indeed true, but impending climate chaos will sadly be the new driving force very soon, so please don't worry about the advancement of the human race on that front. The solution to insufficient employment and career options for enlisters is not necessarily to encourage them to kill each other, small children and goats etc caught in the crossfire. War as a video game is a wonderful suggestion, you're really clever sometimes- have you heard of 'xbox'? Listen Geddy, we know it was awful the way your girlfriend dumped you in front of everyone and ran off with the chef...' Gen Armageddon turned his back to the screen and shot some henchmen, the new caterer, and his own cat.