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Re: <nettime> DNA and computers
Ognjen Strpic on Sat, 6 Sep 2003 06:38:36 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> DNA and computers


Ryan Griffis <grifray {AT} yahoo.com>:
> ...talk about greening the "molecular invasion" we're made to
> feel good about the "progress" while watching fantastic dystopias that
> reafirm us as "human" (GATTACA, the Matrix, Terminator, etc.), meanwhile
> no discussion in "public" arenas of current realities.

well, Greenpeace recently produced an interesting report in that vein,
entitled "Future Technologies, Today's Choices. Nanotechnology,
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics; A technical, political and
institutional map of emerging technologies."
<http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/MultimediaFiles/Live/FullReport/5886.pdf>.

it it quite sober, informed (IMHO, see also Centre for Responsible
Nanotechnology, A Technical Commentary on Greenpeace's Nanotechnology
Report, <http://crnano.org/Greenpeace.htm>), and socially concerned.
also probably the best short intro to the state of current nanotech and
AI

Ognjen

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