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

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Wed Oct 19 10:31:15 UTC 2005

On Wed, Oct 19, 2005 at 10:35:07AM +0100, Russell Wallace wrote:

> I don't think it's a question of trust, but of how to accomplish goals,
> given that we pretty much agree on what those goals are; neither of us want
> to see biotechnology used as a weapon, but we also don't want to see its use
> for peaceful purposes restricted.

You can't have your cake, and eat it, too.
> Okay, that actually addresses the core of the issue. I don't think either of
> us is going to convince the other on that one, so I'll refrain from arguing
> it further, but it's clear where we disagree now.

I genuinely hope your view is in the minoriy. If we're to survive
the coming nano/bio convergence, we need all the heads and the hands we can

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