I am curious to everyone’s thoughts on this as it is something I am writing about in a much larger capacity than my usual work.
Looking at how much technology has advanced and not often for the better do you think it will potentially destroy mankind?
We have abused technology and used it for lets face it pretty shitty things. We utilized atomic energy for bombs, we experiment with deadly plagues in labs, genetically modifying them to be worse. How long before our science suffers from a major human error (which lets face it isnt that unlikely) and causes an irreversible damage to us as a species.
Let me give some food for thought with this.
There are labs which have the black plague in test tubes, it has been genetically modified to be more harmful and dangerous than the original black death.
We have 15’000 aprox nuclear weapons in the world to this date.
We have children behind leadership roles who have the power to sanction and authorise the creation, research and implementation of technology that could potentially fuck our world up. Not to mention the fact many scientists work on projects because “they can” forgetting to ask whether or not they actually should.
I know I have kept this vague but I will expand as we go.