Re: POLITICS: Avoiding nuclear anarchy

Hara Ra (
Thu, 09 Jan 1997 08:43:35 -0800

Hal Finney wrote:

> I don't really find these arguments persuasive, and I don't know whether
> their success is due to the fact that I am missing the point, or whether
> they just fit better into people's hopes and preconceptions. I sometimes
> wonder whether there is an intentional and planned effort to reduce people's
> fears of nanotech in order to help secure research funding.

I was at an Extropian party or two this last year and heard a few
with folk associated with the Foresight Institute along lines very
similar to
this - that it is important to present nanotech in a positive manner,
not get
into the gooey scenarios, etc...

| Hara Ra <> |
| Box 8334 Santa Cruz, CA 95061 |