"Why The Future Doesn't Need Us"

"Why The Future Doesn't Need Us"

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#1 Apr 22, 2013
"Why The Future Doesn't Need Us" is an article written by Bill Joy (then Chief Scientist at Sun Microsystems) in the April 2000 issue of Wired magazine. In the article, he argues (quoting the sub title) that "Our most powerful 21st-century technologies robotics, genetic engineering, and nanotech are threatening to make humans an endangered species." Joy warns:

The experiences of the atomic scientists clearly show the need to take personal responsibility, the danger that things will move too fast, and the way in which a process can take on a life of its own. We can, as they did, create insurmountable problems in almost no time flat. We must do more thinking up front if we are not to be similarly surprised and shocked by the consequences of our inventions.
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#2 Apr 22, 2013
Some one has to be here to fix the robots and ensure things contuine to run smoothly.

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