By Brooke Hart
A report from 2013 states that over $1.76 trillion is spent on war. Compiled statistics say that the globe at large has become less peaceful in the last 10 years, with most equating war defense and measures as a major contribution to their total budgetary spending. Weapons, robots, upgrades to technology and innovations are added into the amount spent on war machines. In fact, it has been stated that many of the technology war machines spend millions on their creation, then are not practical and cannot be used in a war time scenario.
I was not surprised when interviewing an engineer for our prototype launch where his highlight on his resume was that he had created a war machine. He was not interested in what this would promote or do. He was interested in how much money this offer him as his defense mechanism was a hot item that any country would be interested in buying. Talks of war in today’s politics, society and in the media are much more pertinent and relative than any other initiative of talks, such as that of resolving things in a peaceful manner.
Would if we took the same energy of technology for war and of technology in general and used it to create something productive? We speak of the statistics and how war produces more jobs, higher demand and a greater return to the economy. We also speak of the need to defend ourselves, even in peace time, which does justify the spending for military operations.
I’m interested in breaking the equation into a possibility that technology could exist with the approach to developing peace. Productivity costs, new technology machines and operational defences don’t need to exist only with the idea of challenging and dominating each other. More emphasis needs to be placed on technology that is designed to supplement productivity and operations in a manner that is not always about robots and technology for war.
I’m not talking about a flighty and hippie style solution to creating peace. I’m talking about practical tools and ideologies that would lead to greater prosperity at a global level. One in which countries would begin to see that the challenges of war produce far too many casualties and lead into further destruction of the planet. I believe that technology can balance, if not maintain, a world and their differences without the casualties of war.
Instead of focusing on war, destruction and obliterating each other for political gain, maybe a focus on construction would be a novel idea. Tools of innovation can create solutions, solve problems and assist with evolution instead of destruction. I believe that there is a way to balance the spending on war with the spending on peace. Right now, innovation and peace are quickly out of the equation when it comes to productivity. This is a simple way to solve the problem that would change many outcomes and support more individuals.
I admire Japan, who has created a defense treaty which announces that they will not go to war and will establish a state of international peace. While they spend on defense tools, they have no intention of blasting out another nation and destroying the livelihoods of others. I also admire that they are quickly advancing in robotics, communications and technologies while being recognized as a global leader in the technology race. The technology advancements have changed the focus from war to peace, from production of destruction to production of creation, one which will effect the world differently.
Our world is at a tipping point of complete destruction or complete creation. If we keep spending on war and technologies that are designed to blast, then this is exactly what we will do. If our less peaceful nations continue to aggrevate and build with a sense of division and anger, then it will become a wild fire, eventually leading to a dangerous intersection of destroying every other nation. The tipping point is becoming more and more intense as we challenge other nations, create illusions of power and develop more war tools to try to outbeat each other in an endless chess game at the cost of livelihoods and possibilities.
On the other hand, tools of technology and some movements are looking at the possibilities of creation. A focus on this would quickly create a spin of the tipping point. It is completely plausible to develop tools that will balance the environment, better the productivity of nations and to create an evolved and higher state of the globe at large. These tools for peace, if they become prominent on the world stage may change the outcome of our current state.
The focus in which society creates at this time will impact the future, as it always has. The choices that are made of what to produce and how to approach other nations will drastically alter how we live in 5, 10, 20, 100 and 1,000 years. The challenge we have is to decide what we will do personally with the tools that we have created. Will it be used for war machines or can we somehow create technology for peace and prosperity? The future of this final outcome is up to all of us.
About Brooke Hart
Brooke Hart, Director of Omatrix, is responsible for strategy, Internet business development, research and global marketing. She is also co – founder of Hubezoo G – Net, the first and largest online network.
Hart is a humanitarian and founded the Helpezoo hub, designed to help humanity. She also works as a serial entrepreneur and is currently developing the business, “Just Be You,” for fashion, beauty, cosmetic and organic product lines designed to empower both men and women. She guides and mentors entrepreneurs through her program, “Art of Success,” which follows her book, “9 Secrets to Success.