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Is the world safer today that it was a century ago?


There is far too much destruction power available today with nations than a hundred years ago. Are we heading towards a ugly future with so many automatic and brilliant machines to kill people (called "enemies" by civilized people!). If Americans used the ugly Atom bombs on Japanese decades ago, lately they have been busy chasing the most un-human "Human bombs" not invented by them. Besides, the world climate was rather orderly a century ago, it is messed up now. I personally see no lasting peace or prosperous world in coming years or decades. Please prove me wrong.

 

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    Goodpal 4 years ago

    How about working towards changing history and working for a world where there is peace and harmony among people. If technology can make people live longer it can also make them less violent and not wage or incite wars. Are we working towards it?


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    Goodpal 4 years ago

    Scientific advances in medical science has certainly helped people feel safe from diseases, that is wonderful. The so called world-wars.are a shame on human civilization. There must be ways to curtail negative forces - technological or otherwise.

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Yoleen Lucas (Say Yes To Life) says

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    Goodpal 4 years ago

    So in nutshell developing technologies don't develop people. World would be safer if we develop people into better humans. I see no institution teaching good human values, ethical living, the art of being kind to others, or respect for nature..


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Madame Penn (mdiggs1234) says

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    Goodpal 4 years ago

    I admire your positive attitude. World will be a better place if such sentiments spread across the globe. Media can do a lot here if it gives up its obsession of negative events and focus on the positive side of life and society.

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    Goodpal 4 years ago

    Weapons in the hands of irresponsible people can never make the societies and the world safer. We need more responsible and good people, and less weapons in the world. We need to think how can we achieve that. Business as usual attitude won't help.


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Mike Thuo (Healthy Mike) says

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    Goodpal 4 years ago

    So, effectively people today are as evil or as good as they were a century ago. Technology has created better facilities, cured diseases, reduced labor and is also creating deadlier weapons. A safer world needs more good people, not more technology.

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    Goodpal 4 years ago

    Despite technological advancements, do we now have ways available that won't allow all such uncivilized activities as chronicled here? Technology only in the hands of good people can make the world safer and better. But how can it be ensured?