Tuesday, December 25, 2007





You have to love this position statement:

At the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology, we take seriously the danger that atomically-precise exponential manufacturing could enable such concentrations of unprecedented power as to result in either terminal warfare or permanent enslavement of the human race.


(Full article, "The Fermi Death Sentence," right here.)

2 comments:

dad2059 said...

There have been others, but all of them, without exception, have run into a cosmic roadblock that either destroys them or prevents their expansion beyond a small radius.

Ain't this guy a joy to be around?

I can't buy this premise, just on the sheer size of the observable Universe alone.

But I see promise in his second explanation that civilizations become something that is unrecognizable, given that nanotech or AI/GooglePlex could bring about a Singularity.

Yeah, I know people equate the Singularity along the lines of a religious "Rapture" and discount it.

But as I said before, until Klaatu lands on the White House lawn, all guesses are just that.

Elan said...

"At the Center for Responsible CANCER, AIDS & SARS Nanobiotechnology, we take seriously the danger that atomically-precise exponential manufacturing could enable such concentrations of unprecedented contagion as to result in either termination of the hominoid species or permanent and uncontrollable reorientation of the planet's biosphere."
(Our legal counsel is studying the potential litigation that may result from one or both of these possible outcomes).


At the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology, we take seriously the danger that atomically-precise exponential manufacturing could enable such concentrations of unprecedented power as to result in either terminal warfare or permanent enslavement of the human race.