I’ve been wondering how great humanity has evolved to invent all sorts of wonderful gadgets and automated machines. We traveled to outer space and scoured the oceans, and made life so modern that many people live the science fiction dreams of long ago. I am astounded of our leap forward toward a global community, communicating in real time and exchanging ideas as if we are face to face talking.

However, even the positive results of our march to modernity left important issues lagging behind. One of the most debilitating problem to us on hand is disease prevention. There’s always a chance, how remote it might be, that a virus could suddenly emerge from nowhere to wipe out a chuck of the world’s population. This is no way an alarmist thought but a more realistic reading of what has been happening in some parts of our planet.

The free-flow of people becomes the most effective way for transmission of any disease. Take the Middle-East Respiratory Syndrome virus for example. It mimics the symptoms of the flu and if it is unchecked it could easily infect others who comes in contact with the carrier.

If we could only re-focused our efforts to the medical fields instead of thinking ways to annihilate ourselves with precision-guided armaments, then we could successfully limit the evolution of newer and deadlier diseases. I believe this a nobler objective than killing so-called terrestrial enemies.



23 thoughts on “Viral

  1. How can you be so sure that money is not spent on newer and deadlier diseases? what if money was spent on creation of those diseases so that later on more money can be made by selling their cures? If you think this is just another conspiracy theory then ask yourself what will computer anti virus companies earn if their were no anti virus? People buy antivirus softwares because there is an emergence of newer and deadlier malwares every other day. Same goes with actual human viruses and diseases. It’s no brainer guessing who really profits from those malwares and viruses the most!

      1. I don’t really believe that the majority of people of this earth is wicked. From what you theorized, some people who has the power to create new viruses, both in the medical and technological fronts, do so to profit from the cures they themselves would provide. Yes, that has been going on for some time now. I accept that that’s a reality we faced nowadays. What I am really trying to drive at is an appeal to those in the majority who I believe has the power to weed out the same people who profit from evil schemes. There are still decent and trustworthy government and non-governmental individuals who will not stop at exposing irregularities. They are our hope and with our vigilance, I don’t think we will fail. I share your views but I also like to be optimistic that one day we will put all the great minds in this planet in one place to think and invent something beneficial to all. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. 🙂 Blessings belsbror

        On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 4:27 PM, belsbror wrote:


      2. I didn’t imply that the majority of people are wicked. What I meant was that power usually lies in the hands of few people..and then it becomes very easy to abuse power. Even if one such person in authority abuses his power the results can be catastrophic (as happened in Hiroshima & Nagasaki). Most the people would have never supported such an action but one person in power made a final decision and the calamity happened.
        Even today, when such a minority of people or organizations abuse their power (whether in the fields of medicine, computer, or even agriculture – with those newer pesticides poisoning the soil) money which could be spent on the benefit of mankind is otherwise thrown into destructive purposes, usually to gather more money or power!
        However, I do share your hope that when the general masses become more vigilant and aware of their own power this blatant misuse of money and resources may actually stop (or at least decrease).

      3. It was my belief and yes, you did not imply anything. 🙂 I agree with your observation about one or a few people deciding what they believe is best for the majority. Yes, abuse of power in their hands is also a reality. History is replete with examples. We are more conscious now as global citizens than a few centuries ago. I believe we will be able to change how our leaders think for us when they think like us.

        On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 10:03 PM, belsbror wrote:


    1. Maybe at first. But there’s always a chance that they will open their eyes one moment to see the real benefits of doing the right thing and not just doing what’s right for them. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. 🙂 Blessings belsbror

      On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 6:26 PM, belsbror wrote:


  2. I agree, and I’m hoping that the excitement of exploration will be focused on people and humanity. That said, when my daughter was born, it was the little heart measures and machines that noticed she was in distress, and saved her life. I sometimes question the power of science, but I am endlessly grateful for the interventions medicine has.

    1. I am glad that based on your experience, science provided you with assistance. That’s the positive pursuit I am talking about. 🙂 There’s always this divide that pit science and religion against each other. Why not look for ways to make them complement one another? I believe there’s a point somewhere that they will merge into one major discipline that will once and for all remove the barriers placed between them.

      On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 9:30 PM, belsbror wrote:


      1. I hope that will happen. After all, we are made in the image of a creator, and I think our own creativity adds to that. Any being with such profound insights and genius would surely not be anti-science, when our world is made up of constantly evolving and growing life.

    1. Opening this topic for discussion benefits us all. Pros and cons could exchange ideas and come up with more enlightening ideas as a result. 🙂

      On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 10:19 PM, belsbror wrote:


      1. Definitely, Belsbror. Something has got to be done and our gifts should definitely be used for the benefit of all of us and not a select few.

      2. I agree. Why are we trying to progress as a civilization if we do not have the welfare of all inhabitants of this planet in mind? All we have to do is channel our energies to positive projects and we will not falter.

        On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 10:35 PM, belsbror wrote:


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