Let the Research Continue
from the can't-predict-the-future dept
Yet another excellent column by Michael Dertouzos in response to the now famous Bill Joy plan of stopping research in areas that could potentially be dangerous. His point is that we can’t predict the end results of research, and he gives a bunch of good examples. He does say we need to watch carefully what comes out of the research, but to abandon it altogether is both shortsighted and arrogant.