[ExI] Existing regulations apply? (DIYbio article in the Economist)

Bryan Bishop kanzure at gmail.com
Wed Sep 9 22:07:10 UTC 2009

On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 2:44 PM, JonathanCline wrote:
> On Sep 9, 1:13 am, Tito wrote:
>> A big quote in the article states:
>> "The right way to regulate biohacking may not be apparent for some
>> time".
>> Why or why not? Analogies from other industries?
> The "right way to regulate" would definitely include a third-party non-
> governmental agency which acts as a human rights watchdog and
> representative to Wash DC.  Like the Electronic Frontier Foundation
> does for technology, software, digital rights, etc today.

Unfortunately only about four of us here know or understand the EFF.
Biohackers not knowing that they need an EFF is an even bigger concern
because they might jump the gun and suggest some less-useful system
and that (less useful system) might get implemented :-(.

- Bryan
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