Re: TECHNOLOGY AND TRUST (LONG), was Re: some U.S. observations and notes

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Sat Dec 29 2001 - 23:04:45 MST

YES! KAI GETS IT! Game over, everybody wins.

Kai Becker wrote:
> Am Samstag, 29. Dezember 2001 20:14 schrieb James Rogers:
> > [...] with 21st century manufacturing technology, there is absolutely
> > nothing you could do to prevent anyone with even the slightest
> > inclination or profit motive from manufacturing 19th century weapon
> > designs.
> Am I the only one then, who thinks that we have to be very, very careful
> about how we treat other persons and other nations? There is at last
> something I like about this "concealed carry" topic: From now on, almost
> every person on this planet carries enough "concealed" knowledge to become
> really dangerous for all of us. And the possible damage that one person can
> achieve raises with the development of "empowering" technology. Do you feel
> more safe now?

No, because I already was aware of both those points. So my feelings haven't changed
either way. I haven't felt "safe" since I first understood the consequences of
nanotech presented in Engines of Creation. Welcome to the club, Kai. You're
smart. Now a whole lot of us need to get wise: a much more challenging proposition.

How I feel is nowhere near as important as what I do.


MMB is reachable via butler at comp dash lib dot o r g * My moronic mnemonic for smart behavior: "DICKS" == * * diplomacy, integrity, courage, kindness, skepticism. *

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