August 13, 2007

Colossal Vulnerabilities

John Robb's analysis of the threats arising from technological runaway leads to a long-anticipated strategic conclusion: Effective defense demands the dismantling of Leviathan.

One striking way-station in Robb's argument:

University of Washington engineer Robert Carlson observes that if current trends in the rate of improvement in DNA sequencing continue, “within a decade a single person at the lab bench could sequence or synthesize all the DNA describing all the people on the planet many times over in an eight-hour day.”

Posted by Old Nick at August 13, 2007 05:50 AM | TrackBack




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