84. Aspiration to the wonderful future, masking perception of risks

This phenomenon can be seen in revolutionaries. The experience of the French Revolution showed us that revolution leads to civil war, dictatorship, and external wars, however the Russian Revolution at the beginning of the 20th century took dangerous actions based on the same idealism. If someone is fanatical about achieving a certain goal, they will ignore risks on the way to that goal, no matter how great they may be. In this sense, many modern transhumanists and technologists are exactly the same, in that they see a glorious future, and will do anything to reach for it, ignoring risks in the process. They do not realistically anticipate new weapons, and new applications of those weapons. They just barge on ahead