Letters to the Editor

Military ‘OnStar’

For years, automobile companies have had the capability of unlocking cars remotely for customers who subscribe to their concierge services.

From afar, techno-wizards can cause Iran's uranium centrifuges to implode. Similarly, Apple can permanently disable a stolen iPhone. We now hear of lenders who can remotely disable a vehicle if payments are not made on time.

This begs the question, why has our government not placed such remotely controlled devices into our tanks and anti-aircraft missiles so that the moment one falls into enemy hands, their essential guidance and propulsion systems are permanently sabotaged, thus rendering them useless against us or our allies?

Raphael Cole, Davie