Luddites are everywhere!

From: John Clark (
Date: Mon Mar 13 2000 - 23:18:34 MST

In the current issue of Wired magazine is an article I did not expect to see, the
author expresses great fear over Nanotechnology, computers smarter than
humans, and of course genetic engineering. After expressing sympathy for the
ideas if not the methods of Ted Kaczynski, the mad Unibomber, the author advises
"limiting our pursuit of certain kinds of knowledge". The really strange thing is
not the content, it's pretty standard Luddite stuff, the bizarre thing is that the
author is Bill Joy, chief scientist and cofounder of Sun Microsystems.
It's a little sad to see an attitude like that in the very heart of Silicon Valley.

      John K Clark

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