Wasn't it Stewart Brand who wrote, "We are as gods and might as well get good at it"? That was in another century.
Seems to me that technology has outpaced humanity.
The problem, as I see it, is that the technology is in the hands of anyone who can afford it.
As long as I'm quoting heroes, let's go way back to President Eisenhower:
"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist."
On my bad days, I blame biology. On my good days I don't think about it at all.
Give us peace on earth and end this dreadful, dreadful war.