and with an add-on can operate on so-called 2G, 3G, and 4G networks simultaneously
I do like the fact that it is expandable.
No, it is not overblown. Stop for a moment and think about the bigger picture. What happens when everything is automated? Where will you work? How will you pay your mortgage? Do you think that engineering cannot be automated? In time, it will be. Are you a manager? Do you think all those managers will be needed when there are workers? It does not take a crystal ball to see that this is the path we are on.
Right, so we should have never automated anything because it would have never lead to more interesting fields of work that improved productivity and lead to higher qualities of life. If we listened to your logic we would still be pulling seeds out of cotton by hand. Efficiency means we get to spend more effort on things that go beyond our needs and improve our leisure time, which the automation will give us more of. The fact is that we have no idea what is next in terms of technology and what fields will open up 100 years from now so it isn't really justified to say that it will eventually be automated away. On the other hand, if we did get to the point where everything was automated to the point where everyone was supplied what they want or need without anyone having to work, then I'd celebrate and take the rest of my life off enjoying all the free stuff.
It's not my opinion only. Look at the safety record. A warbird with one engine is a bad thing. Redundancy is everything in the air. When you lose an engine in an F-15 you return to base. In an F-16 you reach for the ejection handle. Even you should be able to see that.
Ok. If you want to look at one dimension of multi-dimensional operations, fine. It isn't really useful, but let's look at the facts anyway, apples to apples.
For example, both the F-15 and F-16 use the same engine. The most current with statistically significant data being the F100-PW-229. In engine related class A mishaps (loss of an airframe or life) the F-15 has had 6 in 565 thousand aircraft flight hours. The F-16 has had 0, that's right, 0 engine related class A mishaps in 367 thousand flight hours. Compared to the F-15 aircraft loss rate the F-16 should have had 3 or 4 by now. So, maybe there is more to it than just the number of engines.
He keeps differentiating, flying off on a tangent.