Johanna Faust, a mixed race Jew, prefers to publish pseudonymously. She is committed: first, to preventing war, ecological disaster, and nuclear apocalypse; last to not only fighting for personal privacy & the freedom of information, but, by representing herself as a soldier in that fight, to exhorting others to do the same. She is a poet, always. All these efforts find representation here: "ah, Mephistophelis" is so named after the last line of Christopher Marlowe's Dr. Faustus, whose heretical success flouted the censor for a time.

Laser Weaponry Now A Lethal Reality Of 21st Century Warfare

The bright laser dot.  It used to be, it marked the immanent target.  Not anymore.  Like the smart IoT-style networked collection of information, simultaneously recording and uploading even as it collects, I foresee the effect of these weapons hard to disentangle from intent.  If you see that dot, you may be looking not just at a target in the not-too-distant-future -- you may be seeing what happens to such targets in the oh-so-recent past...

Be seeing you.

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