Re: LIST: the Gooies

Gina Miller (
Mon, 19 Apr 1999 22:17:35 PDT

There are security problems that will have to be considered in lue of new technology, molecular and nano. Policy makers and legislation does have committee's to evaluate these advancing technologies. But I have no idea how well they can handle them. Hacker's will be a threat to these arena's. Hackers, phreakers and crackers will be brought forward and given legite jobs at sealed labs to hack thru previously constructed systems within assemblers etc. to exploit the leaks and varify what need be.
Gina "Nanogirl" Miller
My hack page (Under construction)

>Greg Burch writes,
>> I have been convinced by some pretty rigorous reasoning,
>> explained by some pretty smart people, that one does NOT need
>> to make a "genie machine" or even a "general-purpose assembler"
>> to cause Very Bad Things to happen with molecular scale
>> In fact, I'm so convinced of this that I think it's irresponsible
>> discuss the details of such ideas in an open, public forum.
>...and then he goes on to discuss the idea in an open, public forum,
>in enough detail to get the idea across:
>> Suffice it to say, Lyle, that a technology capable of causing
>> severe destruction on a scale up to and including the level of
>> a planetary ecology can be created with molecular technology
>> well short of a general-purpose assembler. Here's a hint:
>> consider the kind of havoc that computer virii can cause,
>> even though we're nowhere close to "general-purpose
>> artificial intelligence"; all that's required is the capacity for
>> self-replication.
>Gee, thanks for the hint. I'll tell all my hacker friends that a
whole new
>realm of fun is out there just waiting to be explored. Never mind
>computer systems, now we can hack the planetary ecosystem!
>Seriously, I agree that it would be possible to cause severe
>with artificial viruses. That proposition is not what I am arguing
>against, either in this thread or in Geniebusters.
>As for discussing it openly, I think any hacker who can attempt such
>thing can figure out how to do it by himself.
>If they really start doing this, God help us all.

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