Glenn Harlan Reynolds: April 2006 Archives

The Medium Isn't the Message

Daniel Henninger is pretty down on the blogosphere. Writing in the Wall Street Journal last week, he complained that blogs are lowering the tone of political discourse: "I don't think the blogosphere is breeding cannibals. But it looks to me... Read More

The Six Million Dollar Mankind

Bionic humanity is coming, not with the bang of a huge, secret government program of the Steve Austin variety, but on the little cat-feet of a collection of new developments. A recent survey in the Guardian newspaper of the subject... Read More

Nanotech's Toxic Shock

Quite some time ago, I warned that nanotechnology's public-relations strategy was dangerously shortsighted. The industry -- afraid of spooky, Michael Crichton-esque scenarios involving advanced nanotechnology that tries to take over the Earth -- decided to pooh-poo Read More

A Rapture for the Rest of Us

I've written before about the so-called "Singularity." In a famous essay, Vernor Vinge described the concept this way: When greater-than-human intelligence drives progress, that progress will be much more rapid. In fact, there seems no reason why progress itself wo Read More

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