Glenn Harlan Reynolds: May 2004 Archives

A Nanotechnology Turnaround?

I've written some pessimistic columns on nanotechnology lately. In essence, my concern was that the nanotechnology industry was pursuing an ostrich-like strategy, trying to deny the potential risks posed by nanotechnology in the hope that nobody would notice. The. Read More

Overmatching the Gods

"Against stupidity," Friedrich Schiller wrote, "the very gods themselves contend in vain." The world is full of examples of this phenomenon, but today I'm going to mention just one: the wave of anti-vaccination sentiment that has led to the... Read More

Ready or Not?

I had a worrisome conversation the other day with a former administration official about homeland security. My complaint was that things remain futile and stupid, with airport security checks confiscating tweezers and engaging in other pointless but inconvenient m Read More

How to Create a Lunar Klondike

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the role of the X-Prize in promoting private space efforts, and noted that those efforts were likely to be cleverer, and cheaper, than government programs have been. Now there's a prediction that... Read More

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