Re: Technology evolves, ergo automation evolves, until...

Randall Randall (
Wed, 4 Nov 1998 11:17:23 -0500 (EST)

Michael wrote:
> Nano tech organisms should not be designed with their own power generation
> devices, as that is a prescription for loss of control and catastrophe. Any
> nanotech we deploy should be entirely dependent upon an outside source of energy,
> a food, that we supply.

The problem with this is that while it removes the worst possiblities of abuse, it also eliminates the highest growth rates, leaving those who choose to use it less competitive than those who use natural raw materials.