Re: Doomsday Bug, WAS: Goo--was Nuke etc.

From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Wed Jan 10 2001 - 16:30:08 MST

Makes you want to live in the boonies, eh? I wonder if anyone on this list
has actually decided to not live in a big city because of worries about these
issues? And I mean /live/, not just own a house out there.

"Michael S. Lorrey" wrote:
> John Marlow wrote:
> >
> > Have no fear: "sitting around" is not my intention.
> >
> > The most worrisome thing to me is that it will
> > ultimately be politicians making the final
> > decisions--which are, of course, far too important to
> > be left to politicians.
> Worry more: we don't need to wait for nanotech, normal biotech is
> already doing quite well all by accident. The following article details
> what sort of stuff can happen by accident. I frankly have more faith in
> the security of nanotech that is engineered from the ground up
> purposefully rather than depending on the hit and miss techniques of
> biologists today:
> Thursday, January 11 3:00 AM SGT
> Aussie scientists stumble across the Doomsday Bug

Brian Atkins
Director, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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