Re: Ebola

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Tue Aug 08 2000 - 13:33:34 MDT

Paul Hughes wrote:

> ...a development like [malicious biotech] would seem to substantially
> lessen our odds of making it off this rock. I can think of several different
> types of individuals who would have no qualms about developing and releasing
> something like this...

Ja, and another headache is how prevent taking malicious
individuals with us when we leave this rock, or breeding new
ones there. In the age of technology sufficiently advanced that
a single murderous individual has the power to wipe out the entire
population, even universal surveillance might be insufficient
protection. We would need big-brother-esque detection
of malicious thought patterns.

Bill Joy's notion of relinquishing biotechnology would still
not totally protect, for the thought police would be needed
to ensure that *everyone* complied with the agreement.
Now, this is a rather revolting development. {8-[ spike

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