posted on Mar, 9 2004 @ 09:38 AM
This topic does provoke some interesting thoughts and possiblities.
One thing that comes to my mind is that for every sophisticated weapon there comes a more sophisticated counter-weapon, for example;
Man develops the infantry, to counter infantry the tank is invented, to counter the tank aircraft are brought in to take out the infantry & tanks, air
defense weapons are made to counter the aircraft, so stealth is made, so instead of tracking aircraft with radar or heat aircraft are brought down
using line of sight weapons, so visual stealth is brought into the mix... and on and on this viscious cycle continues ad infinitum...
My thought is...
Will we one day find ourselves as DeusEx quoted, beating each other with rocks because the effects of all other weapons are negated?
It's not likely but certainly an interesting concept when you've had too much coffee for one morning...
(a disclaimer: I realize that the progression and evolution of weapons of war is not accurately represented in the above illustration, I used
it soley for the sake of conceptual understanding.)
[Edited on 9-3-2004 by intelgurl]