Re: ANTI-TECH: Electrohippies cyberattacks on GM companies

From: Max More (
Date: Sun Apr 02 2000 - 16:34:18 MDT

At 03:04 PM 4/2/00 -0400, you wrote:

>But think of it, if we mostly all agree that using technology to fight
>pollution and other eco-damage, is this not - in some weird twisted way, an
>early example of this?

No, because they are not attacking pollution. They are attacking companies
that produce good foods using genetic technology. GM can actually reduce
pollution, not to mention allowing food production in areas where it can be
hard to grow. If they were directing their efforts to sensible areas, I
would have no problem with them.

For example, why not direct their attention to removing government
subsidies that encourage cutting down the rain forests? Or encouraging the
clarification of property rights in the environment, so that polluters can
be sued for violations?

Max More, Ph.D.
President, Extropy Institute.
CEO, MoreLogic Solutions. or

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