One of these days, someone will invent a highly contagious and dangerous flu virus. One that’s highly lethal. One of Allah’s martyrs will take a little plane ride (while being contagious) to Berlin, Paris, London, New York, you name it. Then, the trillions spent on obsolete weapons won’t do us one whole hell of a lot of good, now will they?
The only way out is if someone in our labs can invent nanotech robots to lobotomize into docility the whole world. Have bots that are geared to put everyone into Happyland. Otherwise, this world will look like something from The Chronicles of Riddick.
HH, did you just see “28 Weeks Later?” I mean, that conspiracy theory is so old! Sure, it’s got potential, but the more virulent a sickness is, the quicker it matures. By the time you get across the ocean, the guy will be very, very sick and quarantine would be placed on the flight en route. The CDC takes this very seriously. Besides, you think someone like Bin Laden has the facilities to make a super virus? In a cave? Next, you’ll be telling us Lara Croft has just found Pandora’s Box.
Nanotech robots are very much in the works. Drugs that circumvent individual actions already exist. They don’t work together. You’d need a viable dose amount for the drug to be effective… far greater than the size of nanobots. Nanobots are smaller than what the naked eye can perceive. Drug doses are easily visible.
And when you got all “Riddick,” well, you totally lost it. It is more likely that we’d send our future into a world that more resembles a New Stone Age. Like Planet of the Apes without monkeys.
Chronicles of Riddick. Bah! If we master space travel, you think some virus will wipe us out? You didn’t think this out, man. But it is fun watching someone dive off the deep end.[/quote]
Hmmm…if you can think of the problems associated with spreading a lethal flu virus or nanotech, then do you suppose someone ELSE also thought of those difficulties? That maybe they are working on those very problems and are waaay smarter than any of us?
You’re like the Whirling Dervish chieftain at the battle of Omdurman who thought how wonderful his warriors’ weapons were — until some British dude showed up with a machine gun on a gunboat…and his men had these new things called Maxim rifles…