“Atomic bombs are primarily a means for the ruthless annihilation of cities.”
Those are the words of Leo Szilard, one of the scientists who pushed for the development of nuclear weapons. He wrote them as part of a petition signed by dozens of other scientists who had worked on the Manhattan Project pleading with President Harry Truman not to use the nuclear bomb on Japan.
Mere months after its introduction in 1945, the architects of today’s nuclear world feared the implications of the technology they had created.
Nearly 75 years later it’s time again to ask technologists, innovators, entrepreneurs and academics: will you be party to the ‘ruthless annihilation of cities’? Will you expend your talents in the service of nuclear weapons? Will you use technology to create or to destroy?
Our moment of choice
Humanity is at another turning point.
A new nuclear arms race has begun in earnest with the US and Russia leading the way; tearing up the promise of lasting peace in favor of a new …read more
Source: Tech Crunch