Re: catastrophes with Shock Level < 4

From: Philip Sutton (
Date: Thu Feb 26 2004 - 07:52:04 MST

Stephen Tattum said:
> I do wonder what the world would be like if WW2 had never happened....

Different. And with a lot of people alive/unmaimed/untraumatised who
otherwise would have been dead/maimed/traumatised.

Of course wars have pushed along technology development in the past
- but trend needn't be destiny. Maybe with a little imagination we could
devise other effective motivations for technology development. (Afterall
lots of technology has been developed, even in our war dominated
periods, for reasons that have nothing to do with war.).

To stretch ourselves to make breakthroughs of any sort we need
*strong mobilising challenges* but my intuition is that there's no iron law
of the future that says that war is the best or the only suitable

Cheers, Philip

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