reply to post by Rosinitiate
There is no getting around that. You might as well NOT invent anything since everything can be used in war.
There is an old chinese story about a fisherman who made a mixture of oils and lard for his hands, being that he worked in the winter on fishing
vessels. He made the admixture to stop his hands from getting raw and exposed from the cold. His idea was to help fishermen and all their efforts for
bringing food to the table, since consequently it helped ropes and other instruments from getting frayed by ice and cold.
A general saw his invention and used it to coat the swords of his soldiers and their armour. The result was that he could now attack in winter when
others could not. The swords would not stick to their sheaths and his troops could attack in the bitter cold without much more protective layers that
would inhibit their movement.
Was the fisherman evil. or his invention, or was the general?
The invention was made for one purpose, but once it is made all other purposes can be met by it. It is the purpose which is evil or not.
Steel is used for weapons and building, chemicals for everyday products and warfare, arrows for hunting and war, ect.
If you have such a problem trusting mankind, dont do anything. Dont make a single thing.
Nietzsche was an author looking for deeper meaning. The Nazis took his ideas and proposed a real Uberman, which led to Eugenics. Marx a thinker, which
spawned a movement that has killed untold millions,
Christ was a freeman trying to liberate others, but his message has caused countless wars....
The original purpose is served by the creators, but if any alternate purpose can be served it will. If that is a problem then nothing should be
Human kind was supposedly made by god so as to know himself. We instead have done...what ever the hell you call this.
You cant control things past your own intended purpose. That is foolish.
If this man wanted to save people from burning to death, he could have. He was too full of his Ego to let things be as they will.
Space exploration has revealed more about the universe and ourselves then anything we have done before. The militarization of space sucks, but does
that outweigh the benefits to mankind?
If you are so sensitive and frail so as to not take a risk for the good of mankind, then you really have no place in her.
We arent going forward by every brilliant mind hoarding its gifts for itself.
You know the first MODERN personal computer wasnt made for the world. It was going to be the hobby of a single sad man in his living room. Steve Jobs
convinced him to show it off and look for investors.
The internet was originally made for military networks to communicate. We found an alternate purpose and hence we have a new library of Alexandria.
It works both ways too.
It is selfish to squander the talents and gifts you have on your own personal and limited view of what life should be.
Life is what it is and we are all just part of it like it or not.
This guy could have made us that much better, but his own petty insecurities and doubts in his fellow man kept him from truly giving.
He loved getting wined and dined by the elites he was prepared to sell this too (which were openly going to use it for warfare) and he knew that.
He just had this one thing and didnt want to be forgotten. He wanted people to focus on him forever. Ask his permission and his consideration.
edit on 10 16 2013 by tadaman because: (no reason given)