[NTLK] OT: iPad vs. MS Courier: Sound Off
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Fri Apr 9 08:13:54 EDT 2010
I guess I will be in the Federation...
As for us destroying ourselves, I don't worry about it. The reason is
that most everyone does not want to die. It's out of self-preservation
that we stay sane and don't blow up the planet. Of course there are
crazy people but I'm not worried...
Ryan J. Vetter
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On 2010-04-09, at 2:19 AM, Lord Groundhog <LordGroundhog at gmail.com>
> ~~~ On 2010/04/09 02:20, Tony Kan at tonykan at xtra.co.nz wrote ~~~
>> Still sounds like the Borg to me ;)
>> You don't have to be paranoid to think they're out to get you... :-)
> And you don't think the Borg are out to get us all?
> Personally, I'm undecided about how I think things *will* turn out.
> But I'm
> concerned about the propensity of certain kinds of people to take
> and turn it into either a weapon or a means of exploitation. I'm
> concerned about the priority of so many governments to fund research
> including "blue sky" research when they think it'll provide a
> military or
> intelligence advantage, but slash it when they don't see such
> advantages in
> the future. And many/most of the big multinationals aren't much
> It's the nature of the beast in more cases than not. If we don't
> rein in
> our fatal hunger for one-upmanship at any cost we'll need more than
> technology to "save the world" -- or even the cheerleader.
> Just my opinion.
> ~~~ ~~~ ~~~
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