I'm not sure whether this is better or worse than Zyvex going it alone.
On one hand, the US will be a heck of a lot less naive when somebody
finally wakes up and realizes they have the power to take over the
world. On the other hand, Zyvex, faced with the actuality, might lose
I think, on the whole, I have to vote for the US on this one. The
faster nanotech is developed (after it's found) and the longer
The primary problem is that official recognition increases
firstname.lastname@example.org Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
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I think, on the whole, I have to vote for the US on this one. The faster nanotech is developed (after it's found) and the longerit can be kept secret, the less the chance of a nanowar between equals.
The primary problem is that official recognition increasesthe chance of other countries jumping on the bandwagon, creating an arms race.