When Fritz Haber discovered how to synthesize Ammonia from Nitrogen and Hydrogen gas with the Haber–Bosch process, humanity was blessed with synthetic fertilizer and cursed with explosives.
This process continues to feed over 2/3rds of the population today and yet is also responsible for causing the death of millions.
When we develop new tools and technologies, it’s often impossible to control how others use them and what the unintended consequences might be.
As we continue to increase our control over the natural world to make it more convenient and comfortable for ourselves, we also have a responsibility to elevate our consciousness and awareness of its repercussions.
What role are we currently playing? What role do we want to play? What can we do better? How do we enroll others along with us on the journey?
Even without the answers, we need to continuously ask the question.