65. Error connected with incorrect correlation of force and safety
Emotionally, there may be a tendency to associate strong technologies as good, and weaker technologies as bad. Maybe because on a daily basis the strongest technologies we are exposed to are generally good. However, it actually follows that the stronger a tool, the more capable it is of influencing the world, and (usually) the more destructive it can theoretically be. Seemingly safe technologies, such as air travel, can be turned to destructive ends by the use of bombers. The destructive variants of many of the common technologies we use are hidden on military bases or in other places. An analysis based on incomplete information of technology is inclined to interpret a technology emotionally or whimsically, softening perceived risk.