[extropy-chat] Recipe for Destruction - Joy/Kurzweil NYTimes Op-Ed
dirk.bruere at gmail.com
Mon Oct 17 23:11:55 UTC 2005
On 10/17/05, The Avantguardian <avantguardian2020 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Sigh. Of all people to scare-monger, I would have
> thought Kurzweil would know better. I guess times,
> they are a changin'. His article is to some degree
> ridiculous. There is a flu epidemic every year. It
> would be far easier and cheaper for some terrorist to
> simply get a sample of one of sick friends snot and
> culture the virus, make a few simple modifications
> that I will not discuss on a public list (there might
> be terrorists reading this), and amplify it up then it
> would be to build a flu virus from scratch.
My favourite would be to splice in genes to make psilocybin, or maybe borrow
a few from ergot for an LSD-like effect.
It would be quite a trip.
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