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Technology and the battle of Rhetoric vs. Reason (01 Nov 2004)
I'm not a particularly political person -- I am just an engineer. But as an engineer, I realize the enormous transformative properties that technology can have, and when our decisions start being directed by the rhetoric of terror, I start to get worried. I get worried because our world is very often defined by the technologies we create, whether it be the long shadow of nuclear proliferation or the open flow of ideas that is the internet. Being an engineer I also respect the power of science and reason, and in this regard we are in a grave time indeed
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