Many of the dangers we face indeed arise from science and technology—but, more fundamentally, because we have become powerful without becoming commensurately wise. The world-altering powers that technology has delivered into our hands now require a degree of consideration and foresight that has never before been asked of us.Carl Sagan
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This is only true because that technology has rendered the dangers that killed the vast majority of the human race over history into annoyances rather than dangers.
Yes, there are new dangers, but technology has eliminated far more than it’s caused.
Animal domestication created new dangers that did not exist for hunter/gatherer cultures. Agriculture created new dangers that did not exist for nomadic herders.
Every step in human technology (yes, herding and farming are technologies) creates new dangers – and reduces old ones. Ones that do not give a net benefit are soon abandoned.
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