Just a gut reaction here, but this graphic hand-selects particular timeline events, and then puts drone-points on a timeline, leaving the viewer to fill in the gaps. The gaps are so wide, that I’m left to conclude their association as obvious, when there in fact are lots of factors that I was asking myself:
- Technology changes over time. Does this effect drone increase? Is that on the timeline?
- Foreign relation climates globally? Is that considered, or just Pakistan and the U.S.?
- What about comparing other means of combatting the same threats? What are those numbers of civilian/combatant ratios? Can I see those compared?
I was left with more questions, than more answers, given the data as presented. But it makes the point of the graphic glaring in the direction that drones are bad and look at the cost. I’m not left to think too much, and if I do, I have more questions than answers.
I have not thought this through. I’m just posting thoughts.
Interactivity doesn’t exist. More properly, everything is interactive. We use the catch-all term “interactivity” to brand as novel the qualities exhibited by digital objects striving to be like real-world objects.
True in so many cases.