Re: deciding which fork in the road to take with 'nano control'

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Thu Mar 09 2000 - 22:53:04 MST

john grigg wrote:
> Zero wrote:
> Maybe its a good idea for the government to restrict access to this tech
> until we have evolved to the place where we as a species are a lot more
> trustworthy. I'm afraid that may not happen until after some nano-disaster
> makes us realize finally that we either love and live together or we don't
> and become extinct together.
> (end)
> Zero, if you keep thinking like that you may wind up the liberal Democratic
> contender for the presidency in 2020! Mike Lorrey will grind his teeth when
> he hears you discuss 'nano control' for the sake of the public good! You
> will be campaigning on the promise to bring to justice the underground group
> of plotters known as the 'Yudkowskians' who want to bring on a massive
> singularity! lol! :)

Zero isn't evil, merely misinformed, ignorant, or infected with control
memes. The proper extropian way to make sure that nano doesn't get out
of control is to be one of those people on the forefront, and develop
your own nano, but nano that acts like an immune system, on the lookout
for out of control nano, and able to eliminate the cancer when it
occurs. Once you've seeded the earth with your T-cell nanos, then we are
all safe, and you will be our hero...;)

The best defense is a good offense.

Mike Lorrey

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