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These are top 5 great scientists who were disappointed with their greatest inventions

Today we would see those 5 scientists who felt really sorry for their invention as these inventions were used for destructive purposes, these scientists are great and among these few are famous for other inventions and due to their great work, these inventions were intended to for a special purposes but these inventions later were used for destructive purposes , so lets see these 5 scientists who regret their greatest inventions and which changed the whole world .
  • Orville Wright inventor of " The Airplane"
Everyone knows Wright brothers who invented the airplane, neither of these brothers expected to see their invention used for war. They sold planes to the US Army in 1909, aiming them to be used for observation. However, Orville lived through WWI and saw the devastation it could do. below are the words said by him in a letter to the aircraft production board
"The aeroplane has made war so terrible that I do not believe any country will again care to start a war,"
Five years later he spoke on a radio broadcast, stating "the aeroplane, in forcing upon governments a realization of the possibilities for destruction, has actually become a powerful instrument for peace."
Orville Wright became very disappointed with the invention he and his brother created as it was being used as a weapon and everyone is aware that airplane invention and atom bomb invention together were used in WW2 which was again among most destructive event in our history.

  • Mikhail Kalashnikov inventor of "AK-47"
The main intention of Mikhail Kalashnikov was to defend his country. The Avtomat Kalashnikova Model 1947 - what we know as the AK-47. It is “the world's most prolific and effective combat weapon, a device so cheap and simple that it can be bought in many countries for less than the cost of a live chicken,” as the Washington Post reviews. The guns were cheap, lightweight, and strong in the most intense climates, earning Kalashnikov hero status in Russia and becoming a source of pride for most of his life. but soon it became the best weapon for terrorist groups as these were cheap and easy to use,
Mikhail Kalashnikov
below were the words said by him,
"I'm proud of my invention, but I'm sad that it is used by terrorists ... I would prefer to have invented the machine that people could use and that would help farmers with their work — for example, a lawnmower.”



  • Arthur Galston Inventor of "Agent Orange"
Arthur Galston was an American botanist who dedicated his career to helping plants grow. He concentrated on synthesizing triiodobenzoic acid (TIBA), a hormone that sped up the flowering of soybeans, What he didn’t expect was that biological warfare scientists would find his research on TIBA and use it to formulate a chemical weapon. He felt guilty about how his research was used for the rest of his life, even though he knew he wasn’t to blame for its misuse.

Below were the words said by him to The New York Times,
“You know, nothing that you do in science is guaranteed to result in benefits for mankind. Any discovery, I believe, is morally neutral and it can be turned either to constructive ends or destructive ends. That’s not the fault of science."

  • Alfred Nobel inventor of " Dynamite "
Alfred Nobel was a Swedish chemist, inventor, and engineer who was fluent in 5 languages by the age of 17. He is entirely known today as the creator of the Nobel Peace Prize, the highest honor for "those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit to mankind” his dedication to the Prize was born from his most famous invention: dynamite. Patented in 1867, Nobel made dynamite as a safer, more stable construction explosive to nitroglycerin, which killed his younger brother Emil.

but unfortunately, dynamite soon became a weapon in wars and it killed thousands of people at a time, Nobel was upset by this and that’s why he devoted the bulk of his inheritance to establish the Peace Prize.
The Nobel Peace Prize is one of the five Nobel Prizes established by the will of Swedish industrialist, inventor, and armaments manufacturer Alfred Nobel, along with the prizes in Chemistry, Physics, Physiology or Medicine, and Literature .
  • Robert Oppenheimer inventor of "Atom Bomb"
Einstein’s regret about the atomic bomb is well-known. But he wasn’t truly involved in the making of it. Julius Robert Oppenheimer was. A gifted physicist with an interest in nuclear motion and Hindu spirituality, he helped begin an American pursuit of theoretical physics in disciplines such as astrophysics, nuclear physics, and quantum field theory. His research laid the groundwork for what we now know as black holes, but when World War II broke out he eagerly turned his attention to creating an atomic bomb as a way to end it.
Robert Oppenheimer
The result was Trinity, the very first hydrogen bomb test. It exploded with the force of 18,000 tons of TNT. Oppenheimer never forgot that test, nor its magnitude, as he explained in a special TV broadcast:
We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried. Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita; Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and, to impress him, takes on his multi-armed form and says, 'Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.' I suppose we all thought that, one way or another... In some sort of crude sense, which no vulgarity, no humor, no overstatement can quite extinguish, the physicists have known sin, and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose.


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