Re: Bill Joy on the CBS evening news

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Thu Jan 04 2001 - 21:32:29 MST

Remember the art of the soundbite is practiced by both speakers and

Either is a possibility here. I would guess it was the latter, given
Bill's recent communications. His original "Unless we take all
appropriate precautions..." might have been left on the cutting room
floor in some "journalists'" pursuit of STORY over fair presentation.

Bonus question for your Fair Witness certificate: was what you saw
continuous, or edited?

John M Grigg wrote:
> A few nights ago I was fascinated to see a brief interview with Bill Joy on CBS evening news. The topic was "robotic artificial intelligence" and a brief overview was given of some advances in this area. Then Bill Joy was shown(I had never seen him before) and he summed up his quick comments with "what humanity can do, it will do, and so humanity will destroy itself with these new technologies!" For such a supposedly intelligent man I was taken aback by his statement. By his own flawed logic we should have already destroyed ourselves with nuclear weapons.
> John
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