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Attitudes to life extension via genetic engineering

Perry E. Metzger perry at snark.imsi.com
Sat Feb 18 20:46:37 EST 1995

In article <Pine.SOL.3.91.950214212319.18448A-100000 at corona> Patrick O'Neil <patrick at corona> writes:

>> Drexler's ideas suggest a future of boundless wealth, opportunity and
>> adventure, not for a few billion, but for trillions. Drexler's science

>I know of his fantasies.

Fantasies? I'm afraid that you don't seem to have a rational viewpoint
here. Drexler's work is, sorry to say for you, a reality. STMs have
already been used to nanoposition individual atoms. Genetic
engineering already produces perfect macromolecules to nearly to
specification. One or the other of these technologies will lead us to
nanotech within fifty years at most. However, I find the fact that you
are an evil individual on a Hitlerian scale far more disturbing than
your ignorance. You said:

>I would just as soon engineer a virus strain that is aerosol 
>transmissible, perhaps a hemmorhagic flu, in order to correct the 
>population bomb downward towards the 2 to 3 billion mark than live in 
>utter muck with trillions.

How dare you plot the deaths of billions of people? You are the lowest
form of scum on the planet. Does the suffering and murder of literally
billions of people not even phase you? Or are you simply one of those
disgusting lefty amoralists that thinks that mass murder is okay so
long as its for the good of the cause -- Pol Pot being one of your
fellow travelers.

I assure you that were I in the room with you right now, and if I
thought that you were seriously able to carry out your threat, I would
have no hesitation whatsoever about killing you in self defense. I do
not care to see the deaths or suffering of all those I hold dear so
that a creature like you can feel good about the planet being empty.

Perry Metzger		perry at imsi.com
"Just another selfish, me first kind of guy."

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