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Opening Act: The Deadly Power of Abused Technology

Lucky for us, the queen never had to make the kind of speech her father did.

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The Telegraph uncovers Queen Elizabeth’s speech to be given in case of a nuclear war’s outbreak.

We all know that the dangers facing us today are greater by far than at any time in our long history. The enemy is not the soldier with his rifle nor even the airman prowling the skies above our cities and towns but the deadly power of abused technology.

But whatever terrors lie in wait for us all the qualities that have helped to keep our freedom intact twice already during this sad century will once more be our strength.

When I think of abused technology these days, I think of .gif listicles, but I can be convinced that nuclear war would have been worse than that.

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