There is no technology that could accurately be called an "engine of destruction" that could not just as accurately be called an "engine of creation," or vice versa. This is not a unique characteristic of nanotechnology, as Drexler might have us believe.

Every tool, indeed, every human action, contains moral hazard. The results may be judged good or bad. The goodness or badness is not an intrinsic characteristic of the tool or action.

To claim otherwise is to commit the fallacy of division. Its like finding a stone in a field and saying, "Look, a piece of a wall." …

Tomm Carr

A retired software engineer who hates retirement with a passion. My hobbies are economics, philosophy and futurism.

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