Sunday May 23, 2010
Book 11: Massively Parallel — Part IV: Mallcop Command


NARRATOR: A 'force multiplier' is defined as a factor that enhances or multiplies the effectiveness of a military unit.

NARRATOR: Projectile weapons, body armor, soldier boosts, and supply trains may all be force multipliers.

NARRATOR: Among humans, the concept is as old as our opposable thumbs.

NARRATOR: One of the earliest force multipliers is a long, sturdy stick.

NARRATOR: The soldier need not hit anyone with this stick for its force multiplication to take effect.