February 21, 2001
- K. Eric Drexler
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.
- FRANCIS BACON
IN EARLIER CHAPTERS I have stuck close to the firm ground of technological possibility. Here, however, I must venture further into the realm of politics and human action. This ground is softer, but technological facts and evolutionary principles still provide firm points on which to stand and survey the territory.