Bill Joy on powerful technologies & individual liberties

from the "Bill:-Foresight-IS-having-this-discussion" dept.
Foresight Advisor and Senior Associate RalphMerkle brings to our attention the latest from Bill Joy. An excerpt: "So these technologies are that powerful that they really threaten our individual liberties, if other people have so much power. And that's a discussion we have to have, and we have never really had that discussion in the context of power to individuals. Certainly, the nation-states have had the power to destroy civilization, but to give individuals that power or to threaten our liberties is really an unprecedented situation that we face in this century." OK, he has a point here. Not a new point, but an important one.

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