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May 16th, 2009

Planet-scale Engineering: Ethical Technology

Abstract:
Given the accumulating effects of global warming and the increasing potential for disastrous climate change, some form of geoengineering likely will be attempted within the next decade or two. As advanced nanotechnology moves ahead, it could enable—for better or for worse—truly epic planet-scale (re)terraforming projects.

With sufficient study of the issues involved, and with some imagination, it's not difficult to project a continuum between global warming, climate chaos, geoengineering, and planet-scale engineering.

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