posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 11:34 AM
The sad truth of out technological advancement was our lack of recognition that we are more than just smart apes capable of developing technology. We
in first world nations have jumped ahead in technology at such a sickening rate we have lost our human compassion. Whole countries still starve, die
from mal-nutrition and lack of clean drinking water; tribal war, an idea here in first world nations we would laugh at, still persists in many parts
of the world. Religious crusades still are apparent in almost every war around the world. If those wars are not religious backed, they are
ideologically backed for who's ruling ways are better.
Science, the almighty search for knowledge, has left us with the craving for more knowledge. We dig further down and further up, only if to ignore
those already dying nations. Education, proven to aid and bring up the level of well being in third world countries as well as quell the population
growth, is provided by religious missionaries. Trillions of dollars are spent on machinery only to kill other human beings each year around the globe.
We tear down forests for our petty goods, environments we once claimed as home. We have polluted the oceans with our noisy boats, our radioactive
waste and our disgusting sewage systems.
At some point, all the distress we have placed on this planet, and the distress we have ignored from our fellow man will crumble in on us. Technology,
the greatest good, has turned out to be one of the greatest evils in the hands of men and women who only wish to exploit for personal gain. We will
see this planet destroyed before we see the people of the planet unified, flying under one banner.
We will die, as a species, as a planet. Think of the beauty this planet was bestowed with. Life popped up here, and look out the window. Look at the
diversity that has sprung up through the natural expanse of time. I fear not that we as a species will die, but that we destroy this "eden" and the
other life that is conscious on it.
I don't know how to wrap this up. The future is simply the future, one can not know it. However, by looking at what we are putting our collective
efforts in, shows a pretty bad downhill descent. Looking in the past, we have seen these civilizations climb and then fall. However, never before was
the fall a global collapse, this time, it might be a global collapse.