Joy that the development of technology to provide a greater danger than any technology before in human history, host. In particular, he focused on the gene, nanotechnology and robotics. He believes that the destruction of 20th century technology, such as the atomic bomb, only big government, due to the complexity of these devices and costs, as well as the difficulty in obtaining the necessary materials. He used as a potential nightmare, in which a mad scientist has created the ability to eliminate the virus novel human white plague.
The era that we live in is known as the era of the 21st century where the genetic and bio sciences engineering have taken full effect and transform the human species in an endangered species.
In "Why the Future Doesn't Need Us" What are Joy's best reasons for being pessimistic?
Once in his usual element, that is, imagining the various troubles, the pessimists have shown excellent results. Optimists, by contrast, have achieved better results after the mindless "resting on the beach" and the worst - after it tried to present himself as a pessimist, and began to think about possible obstacles and difficulties in carrying out assignments. The fact that optimism and pessimism associated with the type of temperament, was known to Aristotle, though, as it turned out, these communications are not as simple as it sounds, and argued that melancholy cannot be optimistic, and sanguine - a pessimist, it would be naive.
Nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) in the 20th century of mass destruction, the technology is basically the use of weapons and military, the government developed in the laboratory. In sharp contrast, in the 21st century, then this technology has obvious commercial uses, and ...