Is Knowledge the Biggest Weapon of the Future?
Between 214-212 B.C., Roman General Marcellus surrounded Siracusa, a city in present-day Italy, with ships. He was sure the war would soon be victorious, but there was something he did not know. The team that defended Siracusa was not just a sword-wielding army, Archimedes was part of the team.
As Nelson Mandela said; The most powerful weapon you can use to change the world is education.
Knowledge is the biggest and most powerful weapon you can have if you really want to make a change. The most powerful tool and world-changing effect. This information is not just from school, it can come from our personal development process, books, coaches, failure stories from others, and even our own failures. Regardless of its source, we must continue to learn at all times and be open to information that can come from anywhere and from anyone. Because learning is a made for tomorrow
Without knowledge, the war cannot be won; no defense or attack is possible. All weapons in the hands of an uninformed person are dysfunctional and without knowledge, war tactics cannot be determined and defense strategies cannot be developed. Even from the very beginning, no weapon or vehicle can be produced without knowledge. In this sense, let’s make it the strongest, knowledge is the starting point of all weapons. It’s a kind of ultimate weapon.
War Against the Mathematician, Not the Army
Between 214-212 B.C., Roman General Marcellus surrounded Siracusa, a city in present-day Italy, with ships. He was sure the war would soon be victorious, but there was something he did not know. The team that defended Siracusa was not just a sword-wielding army, Archimedes was part of the team. Archimedes, the most important war technology of the period and the great inspiration for the subsequent wars, who grabbed the ships and lifted them into the air and then released them back into the water; He developed catapult-like structures that threw rocks and metal to ships through wall holes, and burned ships with magnifying glass structures, according to one rumor.
General Marcellus understood that he could not take the city and admitted that he was fighting not just an army but a mathematician. He withdrew the attack and besieged the city. However, when he changed his war tactic after 8 months and used his knowledge, he was able to capture the city and the army was not required for this. He just assembled a small elite team, sent him to work on a festival night and killed Archimedes. A week after that, the city fell.
Or let’s look at the Cold War era in the 1940-1950s. Both sides were following the technological trumps of the other side, determining their strategies and taking steps accordingly. The hot war never happened, but day by day both sides improved what they had. These developments were made in laboratories by scientists.
These are just examples, information has and continues to determine the course of many wars in history. Wars have never been fought solely by the number of armies facing each other, and this will never be the case. The real battle has always been knowledge; strategies, advanced technologies, innovations fought.
Wars are won not in the fields, but in the planning and preparation stage. The vehicles produced with the knowledge of the parties are the main parties to fight. The last action may be taken with the sword, but the emergence and development of that sword is the product of knowledge.
For example, ground vehicles. Not only the number and size of these vehicles are fighting, but their qualities and sophistication. People who are trained and specialized in this field; generates a new idea every day and constantly improves these tools. If we take it comparatively, consider a land vehicle from the First World War and one of today’s land vehicles; Even if dozens of old vehicles come, it cannot beat or even come close to a current vehicle because there is a huge difference between their domains. Nowadays, each model is far superior to the previous one, and this is before armies, soldiers; We owe it to scientists and engineers.