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June 6th, 2004

Joy and Worry

Bill Joy was interviewed recently by the New York Times about the risk of plagues started either by carelessness (such as the recent SARS outbreak from a Chinese lab) or by malice (he suggests that plague and flu genomes should not be publicized). He's also worried about 'gray goo', the possibility of small, self-contained, foraging, free-floating molecular manufacturing robots that could in theory eat the biosphere. CRN shares some of Joy's concerns, but we respectfully disagree with his focus on runaway nanotech replicators.

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