Daily Archives: February 17, 2016

Critique of Bill Joy’s “Why the future doesn’t need us”

ABSTRACT

In his well-known piece, “Why the future doesn’t need us,” Bill Joy argues that 21st century technologies—genetic engineering, robotics, and nanotechnology (GNR)—will extinguish human beings as we now know them, a prospect he finds deeply disturbing. I find his arguments deeply flawed and critique each of them in turn. Continue reading Critique of Bill Joy’s “Why the future doesn’t need us”