^100%. I might be wrong, but weren't the greatest advances in technology around times of war? If nothing is going on then there is less initiative to create new technologies. It would suck if the only time we can better ourselves is by killing other people. It's like a ruler of a country, all those campaign funds come from companies/people who have their own agenda, and the ruler [when in power] would have to satisfy that entities needs.
Last edited by Asmodean Sedai; 01-19-2007 at 10:31 AM.
"I once saw a man hanging from a cliff. The brink was crumbling beneath his fingers, and the only thing near enough to grasp was a tuft of grass, a few long blades with roots barely clinging to the rock. The only chance he had of climbing back up on the cliff. So he grabbed it. He had to know it would pull free."