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