RE: Nanotech Restrictions (was: RE: Transparency Debate)

From: Billy Brown (
Date: Wed Apr 05 2000 - 11:57:55 MDT

Zero Powers wrote:
> >From: Adrian Tymes <>
> >Just a theory, but maybe...
> >
> >* In order to effectively use these technologies, one must acquire a
> > lot of knowledge.
> >* In the process of acquiring said knowledge, people typically learn of
> > ways to solve problems better (cheaper/faster/more effective) than
> > violence and mass slaughter.
> My theory: R-E-T-A-L-I-A-T-I-O-N
> Can you imagine the vengence which would be unleashed on some penny-ante
> tyrant if he unleashed a biotech attack on the US or its close allies?
> KA-friggin-BOOM brother!

What about terrorists, mail bombers, and general nutcases? Retaliation
isn't a big issue for them - they already face death if caught, and it is
hard to imagine a bigger manhunt than the ones they already trigger with
spectacular conventional attacks.

Billy Brown

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