Re: salon scare article: nanobiotechnology shock level

From: Michael Anissimov (
Date: Fri Mar 10 2006 - 06:55:22 MST

Kevin Osborne wrote:

>"Nanofabricated animats may be infinitessimally tiny, but their
>electrons will be exactly the same size as ours -- and their effect on
>human reality will be as immeasurable as the universe. Like an
>inverted SETI program, humanity must now look inward, constantly
>scanning technology space for animats, or their progenitors. The first
>alien life may not come from the stars, but from ourselves."
Summary and general impression at

Overall reaction: it's good that someone is discussing unpopular, new
existential risks in mainstream fora

Michael Anissimov                     
Advocacy Director, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence 

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