“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?