posted on Sep, 12 2008 @ 07:57 PM
It's not like future weapons will be meaningfully more powerful than 1960s era nuclear weapons. Once everybody is in cities, and it only takes one
bomb to blow up a city, whether said bomb blows a hole all the way through the crust leaving a molten volcanic crater, or if it simply destroys all
the buildings and sets everything on fire isn't important.
New technology won't mean new reasons for war. We're still fighting wars for the same old reasons that mankind has fought wars since the dawn of
civilization. Only the means change, not the causes nor the ends. People don't change. There has never been any spiritual progress. People are a mixed
bag, and there's no way to change that. No belief system or social structure is going to keep certain people from being dicks.
We've gone sixty years without ending the world, despite having the technology to more or less do that, I think we can manage quite a while more.