The world as we know it has changed,rather has developed over the ages.
From the stone age to the internet generation , a few things have remained constant . One of them being the endless crave for development. There has never ever been any stagnation regarding the process of development. Something or the other always gets the scientists fidgeting about. Only one moto prevails, “To make our world a better place to live in.”
Simplest of the discoveries even if malhandled can lead to fatal outcomes. The primary cause is population pressure. The worlds head count increases at almost a g.p rate per annum. So naturally, all the nature’s natural cant acoomodate all the wishes . The first concern which rises here is undoubtedly energy . An alternative source for clean energy is wanted badly. Taking about energy, one thing comes to mind, “NUCLEAR”. It is undoubtedly the word that defines the proverb, “Science is good servant but a bad master.” Nuclear source of energy was discovered as an alternative for fossil fuels. Certainly a great development.
But “with great power comes great responsibilities”. It was the duty of the scientists to implement nuclear energy for good purposes only. Ironically, it was used to level a landmass. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were literally turned to dust by the Americans.
‘Nuclear War’ is the ultimate word for the initiation of fear and hostility. America and Russia were involved in a period of silent hostility over the ages regarding ‘nuke’ war. But this was not supposed to be the scenario. Clearly the responsibility was not carried out. Safeguarding the uses of nuclear energy was indeed one of the prime responsibilities of the science-guys.
Not only nuclear, the entire concept of warfare is deadly. If today potatoes be used in war then it would easily be a substance to instill fear. One more similar issue is that of biotechnology.
Bio-Warfare is the new cool thing for warmongers. The tiny organisms are meant to be researched upon to find their utilities(if any),dangers etc….they are not to be spread around in an aerosol can like a deodorant smelling like sick.
These small shread like structures are indeed for dangerous than those flat bottomed German tanks. Things like penicillin are discovered by mistake only once. Many people with crude intentions might make bad use of these microbes to eradicate the human race perhaps. Certainly, this is another example of a responsibility not carried out. The need to conserve the species for good uses is apparently less the bad uses.
Coming down to a more mundane level. Development to a commoner are the repairing of roads, ensuring the availability of water and having a sanitary drainage system. Hell breaks loose if these criteria are not met. For instance , when a public place is given a fresh coat of paint, almost within no time pseudo bloodstain like patches appear all over the corners. The problem is that everyone demands for development but no one pays any heed for its upkeep afterwards.
Also when the new taps are fitted beside lanes , all everyone cares is about securing their bucketful. After a few days that very palce becomes a wet marshland with 24 hours non-stop water supply and hardly anyone bothers to turn it off.
All the people in this world are like babies, every now and then they require new toys to play with, and that toy becomes boring they just throw it away and yearn for a new one. If today a development is made in any field, it is everyone’s responsibility(not always) to look after it and prevent the misuse.
thank you for reading!