Re: Anticipatory backfire

From: Robert J. Bradbury (
Date: Sat Nov 10 2001 - 08:33:37 MST

Mitchell Porter asked:

> Is there a name for dangers or catastrophes which are brought about
> as a result of an attempt to anticipate and defend against them?

and cited two examples, one nanotech and one AI.

For the two examples cited, the proper name is:
  "Oh shit."


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