Peace and Technology:
An Illustrated Exploration of Humanity's
Five God-like Technological Powers
and the
Consequences They Carry


Messenger of Justice

Dispenser of Dues

  • Humanity has unlocked five technological powers that people in the ancient world seemed to think only gods could possess.
  • For humanity to make sustainable progress toward peace, justice, survival, and prosperity in the twenty-first century, these technological powers must be recognized as critically important peace issues.
  • Metaphors from Greek Mythology show how the ongoing escalation of these technological powers requires an even greater escalation of our Peace Literacy.
Nemesis—Messenger of Justice, Dispenser of Dues—calls us to account.

1. The Lightning Bolt of Zeus

A metaphor for electricity and the broadcast and digital technologies it makes possible.

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5. The Solar Fire of Helios

A metaphor for Nuclear Weapons.

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And finally:

6. Nemesis

Messenger of Justice

Dispenser of Dues

A metaphor for the need to counterbalance our technological powers with greater Peace Literacy. Read more.

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