Re: NANO: Directive of Evacuation

Peter C. McCluskey (
Fri, 5 Sep 1997 19:30:23 -0700 ("Eliezer S. Yudkowsky") writes:
>The Directive of Evacuation:
>"Do not declassify nanotechnology until all persons wishing to leave the Earth
>have done so."

This reminds me of the decision in the US in the late 1940s not
to allow the Soviet Union access to nuclear weapons technology
- it assumes an ability to keep secrets that history suggests is very
unlikely. ("Eliezer S. Yudkowsky") writes:
>2) Auto-healing nano be surreptitiously infiltrated into all human biological
>organisms. These should heal most large-scale wounds, cure all diseases, and
>reverse all aging over a certain level.

As long as I'm the one who gets to define "disease" and determine whether
the nano has been tested enough that we can accept the risk of bugs in
its implementation.

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