18 April 2007

A reminder to the Luddites

Rather encouragingly, the President has just declared that the government now "is ready to invest on a grand scale" in the development of nanotechnology, emphasizing "that this work should be well organized and effective, yielding practical results," especially in enhancing the military power of the country.

Somewhat less encouragingly (from an American perspective), the President who said this is Vladimir Putin, and the country in question is Russia.

As I've often pointed out before, the Luddites who oppose the development of new technology cannot stop it -- if they get their way, all they will accomplish is to cause our own country to fall behind, while others move ahead.

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