One Happy Family

Gunpowder
was the child of an ancient Chinese alchemist.

Tanks
were the creation of a pious Bohemian.

The first rifles
were the offspring of a brilliant British mathematician.

Machine guns
came into this world thanks to a former doctor.

The combat drone
was the progeny of a model airplane hobbyist.

Napalm
was the Valentine’s Day gift of two Harvard researchers.

Agent orange
was the inspiration of a charming botany professor.

The A-bomb was
Oppenheimer’s world-shifting offspring.

So many fledglings
from our imagination!

We’re one happy family, huh?
Frida: Our understanding of military technology has developed so much more rapidly than our understanding of ethics, education, or ecology.
Ying: Yep! In my darker moments I feel that human extinction seems almost inevitable.
Dmiritri: Many religions have an Armageddon prophecy. However, I’m not sure things have to end that way.