A Blast From The Past


Isn't it so cute that there is already a "Past" to Evil Robotic News Stories? At any rate, here is a, quite famous, story from the April 2000 issue of Wired Magazine, in which Bill Joy, the co-founder and former head of Sun Microsystems discusses his concerns about the incredible explosion of technologies that we are now, in fact, "soaking in".

This really is one of the seminal pieces in the whole non-fictional "robots are going to eventually gut us all" world view. Seriously, it's like the tenets of the Iroquois Confederacy of dim outlooks on The Technocracy.

Doesn't look all that concerned, does he? Trust us though, he is...

"From the moment I became involved in the creation of new technologies, their ethical dimensions have concerned me, but it was only in the autumn of 1998 that I became anxiously aware of how great are the dangers facing us in the 21st century. I can date the onset of my unease to the day I met Ray Kurzweil, the deservedly famous inventor of the first reading machine for the blind and many other amazing things."

Full Story @ Wired