I’m afraid of Nanotechnology

Well, maybe not completely afraid-  I'm not ready to write a manifesto or anything.  The advances in technology are great and I am a big technology fan.  I guess I am buying into movies and books too much.  Have you read "Prey" by Michael Crighton?   This is a really interesting book about nanotechnology gone wrong.  Crighton always gets you thinking about all sides of science and technology.

Then I read about "Software Factories" and was a little miffed.  http://msdn.microsoft.com/architecture/overview/softwarefactories.  Computer programs writing other computer programs.  Matrix ring a bell?  How about the Terminator?  Since I really am an infrastructure guy, I probably don't understand the software factories, so I'm sure there is more to it.  It just sounds a little crazy to me.

Then I read this:  http://science.newsfactor.com/story.xhtml?story_title=Computers-Can-Argue--Researcher-Claims&story_id=26480&category=innv.  Computers arguing?!?  "I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that..."

Pretty crazy stuff to get you thinking....   Back to work.


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