Who holds the “Restart” button of the World?

“I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones” Albert Einstein

In our globalized world the deep incongruity between the level of the rationality (in terms of civilizational values) of the current global system of international relations, on one side, and the technological level already reached in the production of weapons for mass destruction, on the other side, leads to higher probability of full scale global military conflict. It is a well known fact that the now existing capacity of nuclear and other types of mass destruction and advanced conventional weapons is by far exceeding the destructive power, sufficient to annihilate the human civilization on our planet. It is like keeping loaded machine guns in the cage with the apes.
If this time the progress of civilizational wisdom is lagging so much behind the achievements of modern military technology, maybe a global nuclear conflict would be the “restart” button of the world, the last resort that could give, in a billion of years, a new chance for intelligent life on Earths?

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About lubomir todorov

The years of work and studies I have spent in countries of diverse anthropological, political and cultural realities like Japan, Australia, Russia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Czechia, and my numerous visits across the globe, were abundant in meetings and conversations with not only politicians, government officials and businessmen, but also people of different existential background, ethnicity, education and profession, philosophy and religion, social status and political inclination: aboriginal painters in Australia, US generals, Japanese Buddhist and Shinto priests, Majesties and members of Royal families, Russian scientists, street Mapuche musicians in Chile, British parliamentarians, Indian philosophers, Czech university professors, CEOs of top Japanese corporations, Chinese social sciences researchers, Dutch entrepreneurs - to mention just a few. Over time all this primary data, intertwined with the everyday inflow of information about human activities all over the world and their real-time consequences, were re-assimilated in my mind through the tools of philosophy, international relations, ethics, biology, economics, history and political sciences to gradually constitute a distinct resolution to re-examine my understanding about politics and the nature of human society. Making all the time hard efforts to keep the methodology machine uncontaminated by ideological, political or personal prejudice, I clung to one rule: If you aspire for the beauty of truth, it is only facts and logic that matter. Questioning the viability of human social and political behaviour and the capacity of existing political systems to lead to where people want to be, I believe that sooner than later, in pursue of sustainable prosperity, our humanity will embrace its ultimate imperative of Civilizational Thinking. Human Civilization is the spiritual dimension of homo sapiens group survival strategy that urges humans to mutually defend their strategic self-interest by generating Civilizational Values; and the optimal political environment for that is Universal Future: a global multifaceted platform on which all polities in their ideological, political, national, cultural, ethnic, religious, racial, etc. diversity exist, interrelate and compete with each other on non-violence basis.
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