[ExI] trying to convince a friend that nanotech is not so bad...

John Grigg possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 31 00:17:33 UTC 2010

Damien Broderick wrote:
What's wrong with Drexler's ENGINES OF CREATION for a starter? It's
even free online.


Damien, thank you for the link!  I sent it to her, along with a
(hopefully) thoughtful message about the potential of nanotech to
transform humanity for the better.  She is intelligent and does not
have an automatic knee-jerk reaction against nanotech, and so I think
it may help her to get the big picture of what is at least possible.

My friend is part of an organization that protests nanotech and other
controversial technologies by sneaking into conferences, briefly
shouting protests at the top of their lungs, and then to make a really
lasting impression, quickly strip off *all* of their clothes, to
reveal slogans bodypainted onto their flesh! LOL

John  : )

On 7/30/10, Tomasz Rola <rtomek at ceti.pl> wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Jul 2010, John Grigg wrote:
>> Actually, it's a she, a very beautiful, young, and passionate woman...
>>  Yes, this friend greatly distrusts corporate America and she even
> Well, every sane person should distrust them...
>> society.  I plan to give her a good book on the subject, any
>> suggestions?
> I was once extremely delighted by a "smart paper" concept, as described in
> "The Diamond Age" by Neal Stephenson. The book was a nice read, but it is
> s-f. I'm not sure if you are after such things.
> Regards
> Tomasz Rola
> --
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> ** As the answer, master did "rm -rif" on the programmer's home    **
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