Monday, March 15, 2004

Crichton and the nano genie

From Project Trinity:

    Part 2 of Michael Crichton's interview is up. In this dialogue, Michael and Ken discuss the concerns (popularly raised by Bill Joy) about runaway nanotechnology, viral plagues, and genetic engineering. Specifically, how likely at this time is a world-wide catastrophe due to the unintended consequences of those new technologies? Is the nanotech genie already out of the bottle? Will it be soon? Is there anything we can do to stave off the potentially disastrous consequences of tomorrow’s technologies?

It's a premium site, so you'll need to plunk down $10 to listen to the interview. I haven't listened yet.


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