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Nuclear technology may be a useful substance that can produce great amounts of energy, but if used by the wrong hands, it may be a deadly weapon

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Jae Woo Lee


One World Essay

        Nuclear technology is something that scientists consider an essential type of research in the field of future science. From the time since Marie Currie had found the radioactive material, radium, the technology in this field drastically increased. During World War 2, the solution to end Japan’s tenacious resist of giving up was the atomic bomb that Albert Einstein had invented. This bomb included high processed (back then) nuclear technology. But in the current world we live in, North Korea has been constantly threatening South Korea with its developed Nuclear Technology. Nuclear technology may be a useful substance that can produce great amounts of energy, but if used by the wrong hands, it may be a deadly weapon.

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rd World War” said a Korean politician. Specialists in this area have predicted that North Korea is causing these threats because of economic issues, having not enough money to be able to feed the country. America which has sided with South Korea, are also having issues with China, due to their alliance with North Korea. If these threats containing nuclear technology continue to increase, there will be more and more conflict between countries and will eventually take us away from a global world.

        On the other hand, there are positive sides of nuclear technology when used by the right hands.

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"The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking...the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker." said Albert Einstein. Atomic technology has changed everything that we used to dream of into reality. But the quote “the game depends on the heart of mankind,” directly targets the people that use this technology. We must be cautious how we think about technology and how we use it. When this happens, the world will be one step closer to the edge of becoming a true global nation.

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