WWIII has come
Reality is a mix of all three.
There are many ways to attack other countries than guns and missiles, and the same goes for claiming resources from other sovereigns.
Bullets and missiles travel quickly so the impact is within seconds or hours.
Not so with information dispersion, resource(including human resource) allocation and the spread of pathogens and toxic materials.
It is a war where the army can, at best, try to keep their own people (whom they should protect) live an orderly life and help with tidying the mess (dead bodies will still be mass produced).
To be honest, as a SF writer, I have been looking into this issue for quite some time but it is very hard to make people read stuff they won't be happy at, and fighting in these realms consist of tactics that are so evil which I am genuinely concerned if it is actually ethical to write such grim plots out to the public. People want entertainment, which is basically ensurig them "it is easy to do the most difficult things that can be done". They panick when they are told difficult things are not easy (well).
Bill Gate was said to have warned the powers against events like COVID-19 pandemic and volunteered to help but no one was taking him seriously. Well, all teachers had done to same thing, urging students to study before exams, offering help and guidance and everybody knows what happens afterwards.
It is not really about exams or a potentially lethal and highly transmissible virus.
The origin is that a normal human being doesn't like to work nor pay the cost to prepare for something uncertain in the future. Just like you shouldn't know what questions will come up in an exam, you don't know what pathogens will come up too. You need to prepare a lot (days of study) just to finish the question paper which lasts for only a few hours or so.
Yes, it all stems from human nature.
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