Re: Ebola

From: Alex Future Bokov (
Date: Tue Aug 08 2000 - 13:46:38 MDT


On Tue, 8 Aug 2000, Spike Jones wrote:

> Paul Hughes wrote:
> > ...a development like [malicious biotech] would seem to substantially
> > lessen our odds of making it off this rock. I can think of several different
> > types of individuals who would have no qualms about developing and releasing
> > something like this...
> Ja, and another headache is how prevent taking malicious
> individuals with us when we leave this rock, or breeding new
> ones there. In the age of technology sufficiently advanced that
> a single murderous individual has the power to wipe out the entire
> population, even universal surveillance might be insufficient
> protection. We would need big-brother-esque detection
> of malicious thought patterns.

Yes, but even if we took these individuals with us, and some enclaves got
wiped out by them, there would still be some that wouldn't. As long as
we're on just one world all our eggs are in one basket. It doesn't even
have to be a disease or nuclear catastrophe that destroys us. It can be
something as subtle as cultural stagnation... or a particularly tenacious
world-wide ruling class. Globaly, as well as locally, it is increasingly
necessary to decentralize, distribute, and diversify.

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