Re: PAC 3 a hit! woo hoooo!

From: Wilson (
Date: Sun Jul 23 2000 - 16:41:33 MDT

Diverting the topic a little bit, does anyone have any links to
articles/papers/discussion boards/etc. on the topic of:
"How do we prevent global thermo-nano-bio-etc war until after we get off
this rock?"

My recent thinking has led me down this path, and I'm wondering what other
people have to say on the subject.
It seems to me that whomever develops molecular engineering/clinical
immortality first had better be a damn good negotiator.


At 05:49 PM 7/23/00 -0400, you wrote:
>Spike Jones wrote:
> >
> > Spike Jones wrote: wooo hooo, woooo hoooooo! {8^D spike
> > > U.S. Shoots Down Cruise Missile in Defense Test
> >
> > "Michael S. Lorrey" wrote: Did you or John have a wager on this event???
> >
> > Nah. I volunteered to have my prediction (a hit)
> > reposted with the traditional implied neeener neeener should
> > the shot go awry (as it did the two times before) but John
> > Clark was too much the gentleman to neener me. {8^D
> >
> > Actually I think John and I have identical goals, to
> > end war, but we just have a difference on how that goal is
> > to be attained. Fair enough: there are those who believe
> > that peace can be attained thru a mighty room filled with men,
> > a paper they are signing says they'll never fight again.
>We've been here before. Remember we had already outlawed war, just a few
>years prior to WWII.
> >
> > I do not hold that opinion. Perhaps I have a too-cynical view
> > of human nature, but all treaties are temporary solutions.
> > Overwhelming technology is the way to permanent peace.
> > And it must be *truly* overwhelming, and Mike all of us
> > will pay a price for that peace. You and I have had differing
> > views on privacy: well, you know what all this anti-missile
> > tech eventually leads to, do you not? As soon as we really
> > can defeat all incontinental missiles, we need to go after the
> > next level of threat, which is smuggled suitcase WMDs, and
> > we know where that line of reasoning leads, do we not?
>x-ray radar from satellites should do the trick of tracking all high
>density objects from suspicious sources.

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