Re: SCI and ECON Nanatech

Eugene Leitl (
Mon, 16 Sep 1996 12:00:25 +0200 (MET DST)

On Sun, 15 Sep 1996, E. Shaun Russell wrote:

> >>=Anders Sandberg
> >=Robin Hanson
> [...]
> instantaneous turnabout in the current economy. Initially. Ones who are
> equipped with nanites will gain much recognition as 'cyborgs' and
> 'heretics'. Mothers will be bending down to their children, pointing and
> whispering at the ones with the enhancements. Initially.

No need to wait that long. Already members of the MIT wearable developer
group, who go about looking slightly like Borgs (Is there a fault to use
DGPS to know where you are? A cellular modem? A Linux box, running emacs
& a BioMuse clone for input + a speech input?) experience slight
alienation of these, who are still merely human... Anyway, they often see
them cross over to the opposite side of the road... Hehe.


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