In many cases of the modern world “cyber” refers to the computers that command and control networks and weapons systems. However, it is also apparent that it gets stretched far beyond command and control.
The metaphors of cyber warfare are partially to blame. In trying to force cyber warfare into a metaphor it is denigrated and castigated as much as it is heralded with miraculous powers. The better case is that metaphors and analogies are rife with systemic bias of the community positing the miraculous conceptual allegory. Over the next few days we’ll look at the metaphorical and allegorical analysis along with the biases of the different communities. This is all in part the written notes of a book chapter I’m preparing for the Cyber Conflict Studies Association.