John Marlow, <email@example.com>, writes regarding Freitas' "Ecophagy" paper:
> I'm reading it now. The science is good, obviously,
> and I'm not all the way through it, but holes appear
> in the first few paragraphs. For example--the comment
> that a stealth buildup would take 20 mo to accomplish
> and that a more rapid buildup would be detected,
> thereby enabling defenses to be deployed.
> Yah, right.
> WHAT defenses? The basic problem, of course, is that
> you really need a nanodefense--and that you can't
> possibly develop one until (as Drexler has pointed
> out) the tech is already here.
We critiqued this paper last spring. You can start with my posting at
http://www.lucifer.com/exi-lists/extropians.2Q00/3014.html and follow the
"next in thread" links to read most of it.
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