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January 20th, 2005

Pandora’s Box

Over the past few days, we've looked at the strong possibility of severe economic and social disruption resulting from the development of general-purpose molecular manufacturing, as well as the increased likelihood of a new arms race and devastating acts of war.

Approached with pessimism, nanotechnology appears far too dangerous to be allowed to progress to anywhere near its full potential. It’s tempting to just say no, to urge that we shut Pandora’s Box and halt further development.

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