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

From: Joel Peter William Pitt (
Date: Mon Oct 17 2005 - 19:35:44 MDT

On 10/18/05, Russell Wallace <> wrote:
> So do you advocate that scientists keep doing this sort of thing until
> governments decide scientists have proven themselves untrustworthy and start
> legislating bans?

Untrustworthy in what way?

 If we get to the point, some decades down the line, where it becomes
> possible to draw up blueprints for nanotech weapons, do you advocate
> treating them the same way?
If the alternative is them being exclusively controlled by the US and
provoking other major powers into an Arms race, then yes, yes I do.

As an addendum:
(Also from many other sources if you google).

"Many of the flu viruses circulating today were related to the H1N1 strain
that swept the world in 1918 so the population still had some protective
immunity against it, said Jeffery Taubenberger, leader of the AFIP team. "It
is unlikely that a1918-like virus would be able to cause a pandemic today.""


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