[extropy-chat] Recipe for Destruction - Joy/Kurzweil NYTimes Op-Ed
dirk.bruere at gmail.com
Tue Oct 18 20:15:33 UTC 2005
On 10/18/05, Russell Wallace <russell.wallace at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/18/05, Brian Atkins <brian at posthuman.com> wrote:
> > And yet, in the 1960s computers were expensive enough and limited to
> > organizations so that a 15 year old couldn't do anything with them.
> > Recall that Kurzweil is coming from an expected milieu where he assumes
> > biotech
> > gear will continue to drop in price and increase in performance.
> > Think not of 15 year olds today, but in 2015. 2020.
> >From a technical point of view, perhaps that'll happen, but there's a big
> difference: Private ownership and use of microcomputers was (and is) legal.
> Private ownership and use of biotech gear looks unlikely to be.
Every hospital will have a sequencer and synthesiser in the not too distant
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