Re: Luddites are everywhere!

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Tue Mar 14 2000 - 05:19:23 MST

John Clark wrote:
> 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.

He must be taking on his dotage.

Mike Lorrey

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