Planners > shooters

Re-watched the Jason Bourne trilogy yesterday. In the first one, Bourne's boss says "You're a malfunctioning $30 million weapon!" And dang, 30 mill is way too much to produce someone with Bourne's skillset.

Secret assassin training programs abound in fiction, and of course it's fiction, but the lack of versimilitude, the wrongness, just shows how badly people misunderstand what humanity is, much less how we could go about building better, more effective humans. 30 million would be a bargain for something like the NZT in Limitless.

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