WE NEED A NEW MANHATTAN PROJECT     9 comments

When the enemy has created a new and very powerful weapon of mass destruction, a game of whack-a-mole is far from satisfactory in fighting it. How about a concerted effort by the best brains available to prevent its creation in the first place?

The new and powerful weapon of mass destruction? People who are willing to blow themselves up – or otherwise kill themselves – in order to destroy large numbers of others. Yes, literally, they are the weapons.

So far all the best are focused on interrupting those weapons before they are deployed. There is a bit of the neurotic factor in the process. Neurosis? To keep on doing that which doesn’t work in the hope that it will succeed.

So to the Manhattan project. Find the way to prevent the creation of such human weaponry. Who’s needed on the project? Psychologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, economists, theologians, social workers, health care workers, historians, journalists, philosophers, IT experts, marketers – and yes, detectives, experienced military folk, CIA agents, lawyers – even politicians, and … (I know I’ve forgotten some important experts. Please fill in the blanks.)

No, I’m not kidding.

 

 

 

 

9 responses to “WE NEED A NEW MANHATTAN PROJECT  

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  1. Mona, when I first read your opening lines, I thought you were referring to the new weapon of artificial intelligence. Interesting, isn’t it, how what we regard as singular (the individual) and global (the worldwide web) each affect the other. If it takes a village to raise a child, it will take a world, and more, to do more than whack a mole. The moles are everywhere. Only a transformation of the human spirit and of human consciousness will help the human species prevail against itself. Sign me up!

  2. I saw this video that I saw today today that expresses what I feel is needed: a transformation in the way we look at others ( and ourselves.) If you accept my friend-request at Facebook, I will send it to you there 🙂 I truly believe you will love it!

  3. I sent it as a message on facebook instead

  4. I know you’re not kidding, but the cynic in me wants to know where you think we find the political will in the country/today?

    working hard here in the VERY RED part of Florida!!

    Hoping you are well.

    Much love,

    Luc

    lucylap@tampabay.rr.com
    • People like your friend Maggie? (I think that’s her name. The one carrying messages to DC …) Who knows, maybe the will is bubbling beneath the surface. I know we are in a major period of world history, and we won’t really know what it all means until maybe ten years from now. (I do hope to be around still) Whatever happens, I do admire your courage.

  5. Very good.

    On Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 9:51 AM, monagustafsonaffinito wrote:

    > Mona Gustafson Affinito posted: “When the enemy has created a new and very > powerful weapon of mass destruction, a game of whack-a-mole is far from > satisfactory in fighting it. How about a concerted effort by the best > brains available to prevent its creation in the first place? The new” >

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