March 14, 2006
Can dangerous knowledge — such as the publication of the full genome of the 1918 influenza virus on the Internet — ever be contained? Once opened, might Pandora’s Box be shut again? Those questions lie at the heart of an ongoing debate over the necessity and application of precaution in the deployment of new technologies.
“Reversibility” is a concept that Jamais Cascio proposes as a wiser alternative to the… read more