This was an interesting student portrayal showing decision on whether someone is a friend or foe–I like it!
On the face of it, is a computer screen “head” with pictures of a drone for surveillance and a fighter jet for carrying out battle.
In the right hand is a rose for the friend, and in the left hand is a gun for the foe.
On the bottom, it says “You Decide” with little pieces of hanging paper marked “Friend”or “Foe” and you pick one.
To me, the kid that designed this is pretty smart–smarter than a lot of adults today,
To many people, everything is black or white–for example, liberals may default to everyone as good and trustworthy until shown otherwise, while conservatives may take the alternate track where they assume people are bad and we should be cautious with them and be prepared to defend ourselves.
Neither is simply right or wrong–it’s just how we approach things–although for me, it’s definitely you have to earn trust, and still it’s important to verify!
The kid that made the friend or foe robot apparently realizes that we have to discriminate between those people that are friends and those that are enemies–and act accordingly.
Surveillance is a good thing and being ready to defend ourselves is a very good thing.
Sometimes, those that masquerade as friends are really foes, and those that challenge us may really be our best friends.
We must be very discriminating in determining who is who–and be ready with both rose and gun. 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)