Bill Joy for CTO of the USA?

Apparently, John Doerr recommended Bill Joy yesterday as the USA CTO to Barak Obama.

Misguided relinquishment anyone?

Excerpt from Joy’s article “Why the future doesn’t need us”:

These possibilities are all thus either undesirable or unachievable or both. The only realistic alternative I see is relinquishment: to limit development of the technologies that are too dangerous, by limiting our pursuit of certain kinds of knowledge.

This could be pretty bad.

H/T: slashdot

Update: Slashdot reports that Bill Joy is not in the running anymore. Haven’t looked at the two that are, yet.