I posted about this before a few times I am sure.
Bill Joy is one of my small g gods.
I revere him in a way most unlikely.
I saved the original article from Wired and take it out to scare myself every now and then. A recent NOW was when the robotics show was aired on one of those American propaganda networks, prolly CNN. Funny how people will rally around the cause of one beached whale or one murdered little white girl but ignore huge societal changes with bliss. The world is markedly different now from when Bill Joy first wrote "Why the Future Doesnt Need Us" .
Is it better?
No. The glaring outpacing of technology over ethics is even more depressing in 2006 than it was in 1998.
I do not want to be this way but I oh so am.