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December 21, 2003

What Me Worry?

Wired: Are you more or less worried than when you wrote "Why the Future Doesn't Need Us"?

Bill Joy: My biggest worry then was that people weren't paying attention. Obviously 9/11 changed that, but I'm not sure we've learned the right lessons. We can't go out and rid the world of evil, as our president seems to think. These technologies won't stop themselves, so we need to do whatever we can to give the good guys a head start. And we still don't get it about epidemics. Even SARS was just a TV story about a bunch of people wearing masks.

Posted by jghiii at December 21, 2003 11:47 PM
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