As my older brother lay dying of terminal cancer/COPD; he told his daughters: “I will not go gentle into that good night – I will fight,” and proceeded to live that statement day after day when doctors predicted he would be dead. If there can only be one end; then it matters all the more how you face it – so I’m returning to the battlefield of human worth with a renewed commitment. And . . . Oh, yes; I’ve been pulling my punches with the previous books – it’s time to go toe-to-toe with our evil times. This book is an in-your-face challenge to those people who refuse to show their face: And if they won’t come into the light – I’ll bring the light to them.
If someone were to ask you to do something; if there were even the smallest chance of it injuring your child – you would say; “No, I won’t gamble with the life of my child.” But when technologies inherently risk all life on earth – you are willing to take that small chance; for a small benefit.
If words like “Extinction,” and “Apocalypse” are written too big for anything but videogames and movies: you need to step back a bit.
We now have the power to do incalculable things — and we have authorities who are eager to use that power.
Government isn’t impersonal; it’s personal. It’s a matter of life and death. . . January 15, 2022.
The Myth of Responsible Science: If scientists had taken the responsibility to speak out to the public about the dangers of climate change – something would have been done to prevent the hopeless situation that we’re in now. Science could have warned us; but scientists didn’t. The same is true of so many of the world-wide problems: from pandemics to the loss of clean water and arable land, to famine and overpopulation. Solving these problems would require regulations and oversight that would restrict the actions of politicians, corporations, and institutions: so scientists take the money, deplore the end uses, and claim a dedication to “pure science.”
There is nothing pure about science — because there’s nothing pure about its funding and uses. Emerging technologies represent an unprecedented opportunity to oppress, remold, and destroy humanity . . . look for it to happen.