Originally Posted by Rookie1337
I'd say up to 50% of stuff made for war ends up in some way making peaceful projects better. Computers, nuclear power (though war mongering put an end to thorium and set us back years in that regard), medicine, food/crops, etc. Sometimes the best motivation and inspiration is the fear of annihilation.
Not to cut the Iranian's sails...but is this really any better than the flotation device bazooka someone here made?
Now imagine the trillions wasted on making the rich and powerful even more rich and powerful through the destruction of resources going into research. We might be far, far ahead of where we are now.
If all the resources destroyed in the wars of the past 100 years alone were put to the good of man there would be no poverty or hunger, but of course that's not how our system works. The system works so wealth is transferred from the bottom to the top (the billionaires of the world having increased their wealth to 6 trillion USD since the so called economic 'crisis' is proof that all governments are facilitating the greatest transfer of wealth in history ), the middle and the bottom always lose out while the top (whose children and family rarely die fighting) become fatter and fatter.
Fortunately this system is running out of time.