Interesting Cowen factoid II

"According to the Air Force, keeping an unmanned predator drone in the air for twenty-four hours requires about 168 workers laboring in the background." -- Average Is Over, p. 20

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  1. What does that mean, exactly? Is it counting the turnover in workers because they only work 8-hour shifts?

    E.g. to keep a predator drone up for 48 hours, does that require 168 workers too?

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    1. I'm guessing that, yes, it counts the shift turnover, and that the 48 hour answer would be the same.

      But hey, I'm just quoting Cowen.

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