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Mechanical distance.
This is a technologically based form of psychological distance. During the Gulf War this was referred to as "Nintendo warfare." Thermal imagery, night-vision devices are the most typical examples.
an Israeli tank gunner who told Holmes that "you see it all as if it were happening on a TV screen. . . . It occurred to me at the time; I see someone running and I shoot at him, and he falls, and it all looks like something on TV. I don't see people, that's one good thing about it."