Morality, conscience, and integrity protect not only us, but our society as well. When ethical principles disappear, civil society, which is held in place by these invisible yet sturdy beams, collapses.
The belief that knowledge, education, and technology can save us is delusion. What can protect us is morality and the Eightfold Path.
Recognizing defeating desires and resisting their pull is a singular practice that can completely liberate the mind.