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    Its not really a bomb. What are the chances of technology developing a weapon that could end war and conflict forever? Usually its the other way around, great scientific discoveries eventually becoming a new way to kill. Maybe we could reverse that and invent a weapon that would eliminate the need to kill in order for people, countries, religions, to settle their differences.

    The nuclear bomb has in some way maintained the peace but only after live demonstrations showed its capability. There is bound to be some great scientific breakthroughs in the coming centuries which will, if trends continue, become deadly weapons of war. Of course if its developed by a belligerent, and that just about includes everybody, then we will be at their mercy.

    Hypothetical situation, our side develops a teleportation device capable of sending anything anywhere. Point it at Iraq and send it to the Sun if you wish, but again a demonstration is necessary. Hey, just kidding.

    One thing I can think of that might eventually bring peace is a machine capable of at least viewing the past and broadcasting it to the world. We need to witness history and learn where our mistakes were made. Follow the creation of Earth and its creatures, and of the universe. We need to learn the truth and dispel mythology.

    Maybe we just need to get off this orb and get out there. Spread out and seed the galaxy.....unless somebody beat us to it. Of course we would need to invent inter-stellar travel. I like to think there is something that will do the trick and bring peace once and for all.


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    lock everyone in a seperate room let them make 2 lists those with there friends and those to ignore, program machines to give the people everything they want as long as it fits in the room.

    should they choose to venture out of the room it is at there own risk, by that i mean good luck dodging the lasers.

    then maybe.


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    I don't think that would work. People need to have contact with other people to survive. Plus how would the human race survive if everyone is trapped in individual rooms?
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    well theres no way to overide our primitive nature of using force to get what we need/want.

    so i guess we need alien supervision.
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    I think you suggest a bomb that spreads a gas(or send out special waves) that neutrilise everyones mind.
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    some indian tribes fought just by painting each other red. getting red on you = death. whoever has all of their men painted red first loses the battle! isn't that just great?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinjanthropos
    What are the chances of technology developing a weapon that could end war and conflict forever?
    There already exist such weapons, atomic/hydrogen bombs. If a war began where these were used in available quantities, there would be no war or conflict forever.
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    Yeah, but killing everyone isn't a 'peace bomb'

    There are some super adhesives that can be sprayed over enemy, and within seconds, they can't move anymore. You can also neutralize their electronic communication systems. There is also a bacteria I think, which can turn oil into an unusable gelly, when added to a well or a storage tank.
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    War starts from within. I suggest a bible for the soul before we extinct each other or we need superman.
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    I think televised news in a way is a weapon used to stop war. I think in todays day in age a lot of people are turned off to the idea of war because they can witness the horrific affects it has. Also a globalized news exchange makes things less biased than they use to be. People in their own countries start to empitize more with others because they see what their enemy is going through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by universaltruth
    some indian tribes fought just by painting each other red. getting red on you = death. whoever has all of their men painted red first loses the battle! isn't that just great?
    That sounds like gotcha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cambece
    I think televised news in a way is a weapon used to stop war. I think in todays day in age a lot of people are turned off to the idea of war because they can witness the horrific affects it has.
    I do not think that the televised news of Muslims dying is reducing the desire among all Muslims for there to be more death.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cambece
    I think televised news in a way is a weapon used to stop war. I think in todays day in age a lot of people are turned off to the idea of war because they can witness the horrific affects it has. Also a globalized news exchange makes things less biased than they use to be. People in their own countries start to empitize more with others because they see what their enemy is going through.
    I have to agree with Hermes, the Idea of showing violence to stop violence
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    It would be almost impossible to end all war with out starting some kind of communism where everything that makes people different is deleted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by latehorn
    I think you suggest a bomb that spreads a gas(or send out special waves) that neutrilise everyones mind.
    Reminds me of that movie "Serenity" :?
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    There is always a better weapon.

    In Ancient Greece it was iron; in Korea near that time it was the armored ship; in WWII it was the nuclear bomb, the V2 rocket, and the aircraft carrier.

    Some people, upon getting a peace bomb, cannot resist using it on <insert generic enemy here>. Maybe a peace bomb should really be a superpowerful shielding technology- it makes nukes pointless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DTV
    Some people, upon getting a peace bomb, cannot resist using it on <insert generic enemy here>. Maybe a peace bomb should really be a superpowerful shielding technology- it makes nukes pointless.
    But that might actually be more likely to bring about a war. If you look at the Cold War, neither side could launch a nuke without getting nuked back. If one side was protected against them (as Reagen tried to do with 'Star Wars') then they could launch a nuclear strike without fear of counter-strike, thus making war more likely.
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    I think a perfect information machine would work. If nobody could deceive anybody, wars would probably never get started. All propaganda would fail. If an attack or atrocity were committed, the retaliation would/could always be perfectly surgical.

    A lot of what makes people able to go to war is their nameless/faceless-ness. It reminds me of a story of Wyatt Earp in the old American West. He was guarding a prisoner and a mob shows up one night demanding he release that prisoner. He says he'll shoot them if they come closer. The mob's leader points out he doesn't have enough bullets. Earp began naming which six people he'd shoot, and, interestingly enough, the mob left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Incoming Dessert
    But that might actually be more likely to bring about a war. If you look at the Cold War, neither side could launch a nuke without getting nuked back. If one side was protected against them (as Reagen tried to do with 'Star Wars') then they could launch a nuclear strike without fear of counter-strike, thus making war more likely.
    That's a good point, Dessert. I like kojax's idea.
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    The only problem I see with the perfect information machine is that two opposing idea might be believed to be true by both sides. Dissentment occurs because we are obstinent creatures. If the machine instead revealed the truth about everything factual then there would inevitably be a people who believe in something non-factual, or at least non-proven. Hate to shoot down a good idea, and it would certainly help, but I think that this might take a plethora of machines and weapons to sustain peace.

    Intimidation is how peace has been kept in the past. since the cold war, people have run to others with power for protection, and whats funny is that view hasn't changed a bit, castles just became countries and swords became bullets, plated armor, kevlar. Even in all of the protection a larger power might provide, corruption seems to be a problem as well. Ambition as a whole is not bad until personal ambition becomes greater. Then head get stepped on and people become irrate. Always some flaw or inherent way to take advantage of your situation will thwart absolute peace (perhaps a great use of the information machine). I think the only way for there to be both absolute peace and free will is for others to choose to do what is right all the time. I'm not gonna hold my breath for it though. The best suggestion I have for this "peace bomb" could only be education. You can't expect someone to choose to do what is right if they just don't know what that is.
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    What would be needed is a non-lethal small arm, that could completely neutralize someone effectively yet not actually harm them... and if this was spread effectively and widely it would make war into a big game of laser tag
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    Quote Originally Posted by kojax
    I think a perfect information machine would work. If nobody could deceive anybody, wars would probably never get started. All propaganda would fail.
    Something like WikiLeaks?
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