FYI:re: New Ammishness towards Nano? (fwd)

Eugene Leitl (
Mon, 19 May 1997 21:14:48 +0200 (MET DST)

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Date: Mon, 19 May 1997 14:52:22 -0400
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Subject: re: New Ammishness towards Nano?

WRT Amish attitudes toward tech

Analog Science Fiction and Fact, April 1997

The Dream of Castles Wil McCarthy
and also
The Mendelian Lamp Case Paul Levinson

The latter story points out that the Amish have a lot of variety and are
not simply luddite but just don't want technology to rule their lives. The
story makes reference to the sociology of John Andrew Hostetler. Amish
gangs actually exist. In the story, a violent faction uses genetic
engineering but not for peaceful purposes.

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