I would agree with you that most have no idea the freedom we enjoy. And apparently without ethics or even the notion to live up to the courage that was and is demonstrate even before we were born. And yes to the brave souls who died and ones who survived in Afghanistan. There's a disconnect with society today. My father was a bomber pilot in WW2. Never talked about it when I was a kid. Was stoic. If he were alive today he would say about Route1 "What the hell". Maiming what's taking all this time? You know it's right! I can firmly say on behave of him that he didn't to that to support mediocrity but for the freedom to be the best you can be. Okay now he won't turn over in his grave since I've said that.
Having said the above'
The tech really fits and is just a matter of time for excellence instead of the former.