The digital, it is bad.
President Donald Trump recently revealed he wants Navy aircraft carriers to go back to steam-powered catapult systems, according to a Time interview published on Thursday. And he insisted they would no longer be using “the digital.”
Aircraft carriers use what’s known as a catapult system to launch planes into the sky. They’ve long used steam power to do this, but USS Ford-class carriers will use electromagnetic power and computers, which Trump referred to as “digital” in the Time interview.