- Jul 6, 2003
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- middletown, CT USA
MartialIntent said:Not rattan sticks though!! Seriously, I hadn't heard that before.
Apparently, when asked what kind of weapons World War III would be fought with, Einstein responded, I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
How would you interpret that? I know he wasn't in favor of nuclear deterrents so was he suggesting we'd all have wiped ourselves out in WWIII leaving nothing but the basics? If so, martial artists and hand to hand fighters would rule! With the advances in weapons, in the future, will it take an apocalypse for martial arts combat to again become a truly practical system as it was centuries ago?
I would interpret that as meaning we are going to cause such damage to our world that we will be reduced to such means to survive. The potential certainly seems to be there for this to occur. Greater technology is becoming more easily available to some pretty scary people.
It may or may not end up being rattan sticks, but once you really know sticks, a stick is a stick is a stick! :0)