The things to come (Was Re: The Education Function)

den Otter (
Sat, 12 Dec 1998 01:08:28 +0100

> From: Eugene Leitl <>

> And what is going on?
> Nanotechnology Volume 9 Number 3 September 1998, a very fine issue.


> I don't have to tell you which ones are HOT (starred items reflect
> some of my preferences, I have not yet studied the issue wholly).
> It seems to me that we are rapidly approaching the point where the
> first prototype design will be exhaustively validated by computational
> means. After that, all hell will break lose: funding, which is lavish
> even now, will grow astronomical.
> If you're a neoluddite, be afraid. Be very, very afraid.

Eh, shouldn't we *all* be somewhat concerned? Afaik, being a transhumanist isn't some kind of magic protection from the less pleasant byproducts of progress.