Why the Future Doesn't Need Us

Why The Future Doesn T Need Us

Source: Bill Joy

From the article summary: "Bill Joy, cofounder and and chief scientist of Sun Microsystems, argues that the technologies of the future (genetic engineering, nanontechnology, and robotics), made possible by powerful computers, may do uncontrollable harm. Without an appreciation for the uses to which technology has historically been put, Joy warns, we may be unwittingly building the machines that extremists in the future will use to wield enormous destructive power."

Keywords: Automation , Computer Science , Tech Ethics