Warning: This particular post may contain spoiler for Die Hard 4.0 movie. Don’t say I did not warn, ya..
So I watched this movie with my family last night. It’s the ten of us, including dad and mom. The movie was good, actually it is really a good action movie. Bruce Willis is really cool, although he looks old and wrinkly already, but he still acts well. The whole movie is trying to blend action, technology (the awesome F35 fighter jet), and funny jokes made by the actors. Really entertaining. Thus, this post is not about complaining the movie.
During the whole movie, I couldn’t help myself thinking about: this terrorist act would not be possibly happening in Indonesia. Ga mungkin de!!
Not that I am saying Indonesia is a more powerful country. We may have more crazy wild punks and fat polices. Yet, those terrorists would not be successful in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Here are my arguements:
1. The disaster in the movie was started by the terrorist sabotaging the traffic in Washington DC. Thus, the transportation there is all jammed, totally halted. Well, in Jakarta, you don’t need to sabotage the traffic. We already have traffic jam everywhere. No one really cares about traffic light here, maybe only when there are SOME policemen. (1 policeman wouldn’t have any effects). Further, the traffic light are using timer, instead of remotely triggered by a command center. So, the terrorists would have to sabotage the traffic light on each intersection manually. That would take ages.
2. The terrorists, then, sabotage the stock exchange market. They crashed the system there, so that the exchange go wild. That is a waste of time for the bad guys to do so in Jakarta. Our stock exchange already crashing all the time. It only takes one rumor to start the market crash.
3. The other terrorist scheme in the movie is to make U.S. blacked out. In Indonesia, especially some parts like Medan, Jakarta, etc., we have black outs all the time. Medan is famous for its black outs. May be three power failures in a day. So, the terrorist will be wasting their money to sabotage the already fail power station.
4. Hijacking the social security number and personal information is the main objective of the terrorists. However, in Indonesia, those people will have problems. Firstly, many of the citizens in Indonesia have several KTP, SIM, and even KK. Those are formal ID, which could be forged, duplicated, or even applied as new without problems so long you have enough money to bribe. Second, how can you hack the system if there is no system. Hehehe.. Yes, in Indo, everything is compiled and stored manually. Imagine those racks and storage rooms with folders and papers. Therefore, which server or computer system are you going to hack?
Maybe you can come up with more analysis, but those four reasons above are enough to keep the hackers/terrorists away from Indonesia. They would just give up hacking…
ps: As much as I like to mock Indonesia, I actually love and live in this country. ^^!