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Science and technology are two-edged swords.  They are not good or evil in themselves, only in how we choose to use them.  They may yet solve most if not all our problems, but only if we use them wisely -- if we understand clearly which edge we are using.  

True...but can we control ourselves? Especially when capitalist propaganda ( especially TV in very perfidious way , etc.) is pushing us toward THEIR goal of consumerism at all cost...  
by vbo on Tue Nov 13th, 2012 at 10:44:52 PM EST
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Indeed, that is the question.  At some level it has always been the question.  Do we choose the welfare of the many or the desires of the privileged few?  The path of long term security or the gratification of the moment?  And as you suggest, all too often we choose the latter.

Now where are we going and what's with the handbasket?
by budr on Wed Nov 14th, 2012 at 08:32:50 AM EST
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