Sean King

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Summer Johnson discusses...

...why nanotechnology is like the Wild West.


Although it's not her main point, Ms. Johnson does mention something that I often emphasize: Given the rapidity of chance, and anticipated exponential increases in the future rate of change, it will be increasingly difficult for governments to regulate. The result? Either a Wild West scenario, or increasingly totalitarian )and likely futile) governmental attempts to check the subversive effect of rapid technological expansion.

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