Re: Nuke Weapon Mishaps--was Re: Bill Joy on the CBS evening news

From: John Marlow (
Date: Sat Jan 06 2001 - 03:33:53 MST

Yah; same thing; different way of saying it.

john marlow


J. R. Molloy wrote:

> I quite agree that nuclear weapons are an easier problem than biological > or nanotech weapons. The orginal poster said that if "the consequences of > failure" of nuclear weapons were the same as nanotech, we would all be > dead. Not so, it is the nature of the technology, not the possible > consequences, that determine the ease of control. I believe we are in > violent agreement. > > steve

By "the consequences of failure" one means to say that control has failed. Consequently, since we've failed to control nuclear weapons (Hiroshima, Nagasaki), identical levels of failure in regard to nanotech or biotech warfare would kill us all, since these latter technologies have such killing power.

Stay hungry,

--J. R. 3M TA3

===================== Useless hypotheses: consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will

__________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Photos - Share your holiday photos online!

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : Mon May 28 2001 - 09:56:16 MDT