I have started this thread because it looks to me that public and science are going in different directions.
What I mean by this is that the public is loosing connection with science.
Average person does not know almost anything about it and I am sure that they are not even aware of how much they don't know. Plus they don't look to interested in this topic.
There is also a fact that the problems of the society(s) are getting more and more complex as tech. level grows. But the catch is that the public is not prepared for them materially and psychically.
Also it is very easy to make someone believe that something is this way or that way when person does not know 99% of story.
Believe me, when you are reading some scientific magazine you are barely scratching the surface.
What leads to some scenarios.
1. Science is stoped because it is going too far.
We already have that way of thinking is society but I think that this leads to disaster because of many reason.
2. Society starts huge scientific education programe but the results are questionable if you ask me.
3.Most likely scenario everything stays as it is.
But that means that the rift will be growing if the future. What leads to question: What then?
I say that because this means that the public will no longer be reliable for making decisions. Also if you add political propaganda in the equation there is no way that there can be a good result.
What in the end means that modern democracy and science are not compatibile with each other. The only thing that can slow the process down is creating elections that are just symbolic.
I would not be suprised if we are already on this this level.
The only thing that can happen on the long run with this scenario is that scientists and engineers accumulate enough knowledge that they can do whatever they want with the world.
Someone once said "There is only one reason why this world is not destroyed by some deadly virus - ethics of experts."
So, as time goes by this efect will probably be more and more obvious.
If my position is not clear, I am future scientist and if some parts need to be explained to a greater detail it can be done.
This is what this thread is all about.