The older I get the more I worry about science. Perhaps I shouldn't say science itself but the things that result from science. In my 60 years of living I have benefited greatly from those results. I wouldn't have lived this long without science's benefits and I am thankful for everything I have that is a result of science. But science and technology are always double edged swords. The problems that have come from knowledge just seem to get bigger and bigger. Global warming, the potential of nuclear, biological, chemical or cyber war, a major solar storm taking out all the satellites and creating a Mad Max society, future artificial intelligence going too far.... I could go on.
Should we start ramping up the few conversations that we have about the possible dangers or is that being disrespectful to everyone (like us CN members) who love the scientific process? We can't go back and undo the past but should we start to be a little more careful about blazing into the future?