Re: NANO: U.S. Federal Nanotechnology Research Initiative?

Gina Miller (
Mon, 22 Mar 1999 23:15:04 PST

One must take into consideration that most all of the funding and grants for research in nanotechnology has been supported by the gov. for some time. Gina

>From: "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <>

>I'm not sure whether this is better or worse than Zyvex going it alone.
>On one hand, the US will be a heck of a lot less naive when somebody
>finally wakes up and realizes they have the power to take over the
>world. On the other hand, Zyvex, faced with the actuality, might lose
>the blinders.
>I think, on the whole, I have to vote for the US on this one. The
>faster nanotech is developed (after it's found) and the longer it can
>kept secret, the less the chance of a nanowar between equals.
>The primary problem is that official recognition increases the chance
>other countries jumping on the bandwagon, creating an arms race.
> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
>Disclaimer: Unless otherwise specified, I'm not telling you
>everything I think I know.

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