My Money Is On Meaningless Self-Destruction

Sadly, I wonder if we are doomed, as the history of our species has been turbulent to say the least. We seem to be entering a period in which power is increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few. It does not seem they hold the interests of the many with much regard.

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Carl Sagan, one of many 20th century scientists concerned about the crossroads we have now entered

We are the legacy of 15 billion years of cosmic evolution. We have a choice: We can enhance life and come to know the universe that made us, or we can squander our 15 billion-year heritage in meaningless self-destruction.

We’ve arranged a global civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces. -Carl Sagan

How prophetic these words have been, because look at what’s being developed. While a sideshow is being staged over the future of the Second Amendment in America, a military contractor is busy developing these.

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Terminator-style military machinery is in the pipeline. It will make the invention of gunpowder look like a sneeze.

Meantime, this warning has gone largely unnoticed. Brilliant scientists and engineers including Stephen Hawking, Steve Wozniak, and Elon Musk and 1,000 other experts are warning this type of technology combined with artificial intelligence could ultimately lead to the end of mankind.

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