On Friday, President Obama had this to say when visiting Hiroshima, Japan:
Science allows us to communicate across the seas and fly above the clouds, to cure disease and understand the cosmos, but those same discoveries can be turned into ever more efficient killing machines. The wars of the modern age teach us this truth. Hiroshima teaches this truth. Technological progress without an equivalent progress in human institutions can doom us. The scientific revolution that led to the splitting of an atom requires a moral revolution as well.
His thoughts are my thoughts too, this Memorial Day. Technology does have a way of finding its own worst use.
Maybe it’s too much thinking. But we are all living with some measure of discomfort.
It can’t be too much to ask that we could be putting our efforts toward making things just a bit better.