[extropy-chat] Recipe for Destruction - Joy/Kurzweil NYTimes Op-Ed

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Tue Oct 18 04:17:21 UTC 2005

On Oct 17, 2005, at 4:36 PM, Brian Atkins wrote:

> There's some misreading of the intent here.
> Kurzweil is simply using the latest bird flu news and other flu  
> news to push into the national consciousness the idea that we need  
> better anti-virus (literally) tech.

Not quite.  He listed the genome of the flu virus being public as  
tragic.   So this would be limits on information.  This is one of the  
most problematic forms of attempted control.

> That's what this is about - he's not pro-relinquishment, but rather  
> wants acceleration of defensive tech.
> It's basic risks management. Trying to throw into the mix all kinds  
> of government ranting is missing the point completely.

I have no idea what this is about.  Maybe the order of posts is  
hiding something.

- s

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