Discussion: Limit access to dangerous information

Bill Joy (who previously wrote “the future does not need us) has a new message: limit access to information and technologies that could put unprecedented power into the hands of malign individuals

This runs counter to ideas by David Brin to use transparency and citizen empowerment to make the world safer

Not over publicizing dangerous information is prudent, but security that has secrecy as a primary defence is flawed.

Something else of related interest is that one can set up a significant biotech lab (with DNA sequencers etc…) for $50,000 from Ebay

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