Re: Fwd: Ray Kurzweil debates Bill Joy on NPR "Science Friday"Friday at 3 pm

From: Ken Clements (
Date: Fri Mar 17 2000 - 11:31:36 MST

I sent in the following:

> Pleas ask Bill Joy the following question on your program:
> In your piece in Wired you state:
> "But despite the strong historical precedents, if open access to and unlimited development of knowledge henceforth
> put us all in clear danger of extinction, then common sense demands that we reexamine even these basic, long-held
> beliefs."
> Do you think Homo erectus should have taken this position to keep their species going? Of course, they could
> not, and so we got a change to be, at all. The dinosaurs did not have a chance to ponder the need to limit
> knowledge. Shall our species go their way?


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