Nano Impacts Discussion: “Why the Future Doesn’t Need Us”

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Location: 258 Fitzpatrick Hall

The group will discuss a now-classic piece by Sun Microsystems co-founder Bill Joy, “Why the Future Doesn’t Need Us,” which was published in Wired magazine in April of 2000.  The article is available online from Wired’s archive: http://archive.wired.com/wired/archive/8.04/joy.html.  In the article, Joy takes a confessional tone as a technology industry insider articulating his concerns related to emerging technologies, citing influences from the Unabomber to the Dalai Lama.  Is this article already outdated, or more relevant than ever?  Join us to talk about it.