Re: SciAm: nano and cryonics

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Thu Aug 16 2001 - 03:53:20 MDT

"Robert J. Bradbury" wrote:

A great post until this line at least.
> I agree with Robin that it sounds like the last gasps
> of those who don't want to admit that once we know
> how to fly, the blood of billions will be on our
> hands for not doing it sooner.

It is a balance between progress and conservation of the known.
It is not helpful to consider the time spent before acting in a
massively guilt-tinged way. If we act to swiftly without
adequate thinking, testing, preparation and so on the blood of
billions may be on our hands. Except their may bot be any of us
to accept the blame.

- samantha

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