Re: NANO: Directive of Evacuation

Nicholas Bostrom (
Fri, 29 Aug 1997 15:52:30 +0000

Anders Sandberg

> if nanotech is developed, it will first be fairly
> limited and mainly used in labs by people in white coats. Then its products
> will be marketed and sold, and eventually every home will have its own
> assembler-tank.

Without a 100% reliable *global* immune system that will be
equivalent to giving everyone access to the launch buttons for the
world's total nuclear arsenal, as Eliezer said. Collective suicide.

Nicholas Bostrom
London School of Economics
Department of Philosphy, Logic and Scientifc Method