RE: Recipe for Destruction - Joy/Kurzweil NYTimes Op-Ed

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Mon Oct 17 2005 - 14:37:00 MDT

I love freedom of information, but unfortunately I am not sure Ray is wrong.

The question is, though, if some bad guys wanted to get access to a
"restricted" genome, how hard would it really be for them to do so?
Security leaks seem pretty common even regarding nuclear weapons. I'm not
sure imposing restrictions would do that much good. But I suspect they
would do more good than harm.

-- Ben
  -----Original Message-----
  From: []On Behalf Of Joel Peter
William Pitt
  Sent: Monday, October 17, 2005 4:19 PM
  Subject: Re: Recipe for Destruction - Joy/Kurzweil NYTimes Op-Ed

  On 10/18/05, Tyler Emerson <> wrote:
    Ray sent this earlier, a possible Action Item for anyone with interest:

    This hasn't been Slashdotted or Boinged yet.

  For everyones information, the article is about the public release of the
1918 flu genome, with Ray against it.

  I'm personally surprised at this response, because sure it could cause
alot of harm but the alternative is the restriction of information. Though
maybe this is just my hacker ethic getting indignant.


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