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January 12th, 2005

Contingent Evolution

Abstract:
Britain's Astronomer Royal, Sir Martin Rees, author of Our Final Hour was interviewed recently by Astrobiology Magazine.

His point about "technologies changing faster than ever" is consistent with CRN's concerns. Accelerating progress in enabling technologies likely will make development of general-purpose molecular manufacturing possible far sooner than most people expect -- and if it happens before adequate policy has been prepared, the results could be very bad.

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