Anti-Nanotechnology Terrorist Sect Strikes In Mexico

Unabomber-sketchExtremists in Mexico are trying to save humanity from our own technology before it’s too late through mail-bomb attacks against researchers — some people just really do not like messing around with particles at the atomic level. Via Newser:

A radical group that opposes nanotechnology has has claimed responsibility for at least two bombing attacks on researchers in Mexico and it praises the “Unabomber,” whose mail-bombs killed three people and injured 23 in the United States.

A manifesto posted Tuesday on a radical website mentions at least five other Mexican researchers whose work it opposes, and lauded Theodore Kaczynski, who is serving a life sentence for bombs that targeted university professors and airline executives. It was issued in the name of a group whose title could be translated as “Individuals Tending Toward the Savage.”

Mexico State prosecutors’ spokesman Sonia Davila said authorities are investigating the authenticity of the manifesto, but said its description of how the dynamite-stuffed pipe-bomb was constructed matched evidence found at the scene of a small explosion Monday at Monterrey Technological Institute’s campus in the State of Mexico, on the outskirts of the capital. Officials had not revealed details of the device that injured two professors.

The manifesto expressed fears that that nanoparticles could reproduce uncontrollably and form a “gray goo” that would snuff out life on Earth.

“When these modified viruses affect the way we live through a nano-bacteriological war, unleashed by some laboratory error or by the explosion of nano-pollution that affects the air, food, water, transport, in short the entire world, then all of those who defend nanotechnology and don’t think it is a threat will realize that it was a grave error to let it grow out of control,” according to statement.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZGM2JWSQQN3MBE7FBT2M22RLG4 golchab

    Was one of the invidivuals of the group named John Connor  / Jose Consuela?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZGM2JWSQQN3MBE7FBT2M22RLG4 golchab

    Was one of the invidivuals of the group named John Connor  / Jose Consuela?

  • Martin

    Extremists, hey? I welcome attacks against this rotting order.

  • Martin Hayes

    Extremists, hey? I welcome attacks against this rotting order.

  • Anonymous

    Human society IS the grey goo.

  • JoiquimCouteau

    Human society IS the grey goo.

  • Resourcebasedeconomy

    what morons. it’s not the technology that is to be worried about, it’s the people behind it!! nanotechnology has SO  many benevolent applications if applied to human and environmental concern. this is what happens when people aren’t educated properly. this could easily have been solved if these people were informed.

  • Resourcebasedeconomy

    what morons. it’s not the technology that is to be worried about, it’s the people behind it!! nanotechnology has SO  many benevolent applications if applied to human and environmental concern. this is what happens when people aren’t educated properly. this could easily have been solved if these people were informed.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=719725403 Lauren Barnes

      Morons?  You’ll see who the morons are if you happen to live long enough.  Sebastian Greiss and Jason Chin have re-engineered the nematode worm’s gene-reading machinery to include a 21st amino acid, not found in nature.
      I guess it’s all good in your book.  Take the red pill, or go back to sleep.

      • smojo

        Right, because nano technology also has promises in the aging department as well. We’ve been inventing organisms not found in nature far longer than you’ve been aware of. If anything, they should do something constructive for the moment and target monsanto for mixing frog and spider genes to provide the fools apples and bananas.

        • Micho_rizo

          Unfortunately the technology–whether capable of benevolence or malevolence– is at the mercy of…well… us. And we are stupid. We have proven this time and again. Nuclear power has some benevolent uses. It can also be used to destroy entire civilizations. Guess what we mostly use it for (hint: do we have more money invested in nuclear energy or in nuclear arms?) Most biochemical weapons sprang forth from “benevolent” research. Look how that turned out. Gunpowder can be used to make fireworks (benevolent) but it is more often used to kill people with dark skin. GPS can be used to help me find my way to my aunt’s house, or it can be used to ensure that a missle finds a “weapons factory” full of hundreds of people just doing a job/making a living (as far as they’re concerned) are blown to smithereens. So fuck you and your technology.

          • smojo

            You just layed it out perfectly. You said the problem is US, and not the technology’s fault. You’re exactly right though. And this anomoly can be solved through proper education. A laser can be used to seal a wound in surgery, or provide a scope for a sniper. It’s all in HOW, it’s applied to society. If we INTELLIGENTLY, applied technology for societal concern, then we could eliminate 95% percent of the ‘percieved’ problems the planet faces. I urge you to look into the proposals of a Resource Based Economy and see how technology can be applied for social concern. Just because it’s possible uneducated people could use technology negatively doesn’t mean we shouldn’t pursue it’s positive applications for society. Look at your world today. You are submersed, in technology. To sit there and say fuck you and your technology is utter ignorance. As you sit there and type and your keyboard given to you from past inventors, participating in this global technological network. The audacity is unbearable.

          • Anarchy Pony

            You can’t not participate in the fucking network and live in this society, and escaping the society is essentially impossible. It is impossible to live in exile with any form of dignity or respect from the rest of your peers. I can’t go out and live as a hunter gatherer without violating multiple laws and likely garnering scorn and hatred from the people around me, not to mention the fact that one living as a hunter gatherer is meant to live in a group, and living that way alone is nearly impossible. It reaches everywhere and invades everything. As long as this society continues it is a necessity to navigate its various communication systems.
            Your technological civilization is unsustainable and incompatible with a living world, at the very least on the scale that it exists now, and certainly on any scale larger than this. If perhaps the population and resource demand was on orders of magnitude smaller, then it could be sustained. But what we have now is in no way able to provide this level of material complexity for the whole of the human population, and certainly not without causing complete ecosystem collapse, which is well on its way already.Not to mention the levels of dependence this technology breeds in people, the stupidity it reduces them to, and the negative effects on any forms of liberty that this will cause for all people. You are an ignorant fool, who is unable to take a full worldview. Progress is a myth. Your resource based economy in no way can provide the level of material wealth that first worlders use for the whole population. The Zeitgeist movement is a fantasy, that in no way is an acceptable solution to resource issues, and its autocratic nature is an affront to any forms of personal freedom, and democracy. 

          • smojo

            You have not read a single piece of information on a Resource Based Economy or anything from the Venus Project. The number one goal after implementation of an RBE would be environmental reclamation. This is not possible in a monetary system because it’s not profitable. Corners are almost always cut at the expense of nature to save ‘costs’. There is no incentive for BP to clean up their oil spill. It’s absolutely heinous with the technology available to humanity at this moment in time that the oil spill hasn’t been cleaned up and the eco-system restored yet. The profit motive was the cause, and is still the cause this still hasn’t been dealt with. And that goes for most other disasters that affect the eco-system as well. The market system is purely to track money sequences. It has no life coordinates.
            If you’d have read any of the material, in an RBE you would be able to live in said exile you wished without worrying about the same circumstances as you worry about today. Life would reach a level of flexibility that would seem unheard of to our present time. You’d have your said communication system and so, soo much more.
            Any negative effect technology could possibly have would be whoever is uneducated enough to use it in that way. Products are made to break down in a certain period of time in order to keep the consumer buying more products thus cyclically wasting precious planetary resources, this is called planned obsolescence. As well as blasphemous. But this is capitalism. And the sole opposite of what an economy and sustainability should stand for.

        • Anarchy Pony

          Who cares? What is this idiot obsession with aging anyway? You don’t need to live 150 years. Even if it works it will likely only be affordable by the rich who will then make themselves immortal god-kings ruling us forever.

          • smojo

            You would be right if we still were in a Monetary System by the time this technology came to fruition. We need to get out of a Monetary System first, so that we can utilize education for all and root out corruption at it’s core. A Resource Based Economy depicts a money-less society where science is applied for sustainability and humane social concern. Have you seen Zeitgeist: Moving Forward?

          • Navysealteam7

            So you just gotta decide for yourself if your gonna be a God-King who can live forever or a serf,… ;D I know which boat I’m on!

      • Scott6000

        SO………………………………………What’s your point?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=719725403 Lauren Barnes

    Morons?  You’ll see who the morons are if you happen to live long enough.  Sebastian Greiss and Jason Chin have re-engineered the nematode worm’s gene-reading machinery to include a 21st amino acid, not found in nature.
    I guess it’s all good in your book.  Take the red pill, or go back to sleep.

  • Wanooski

    Nanotechnology could lead the way as one the most pervasive pollutants in the history of materials science, particles so small they can pass through the blood brain barrier having god knows what consequences for life forms all throughout the entire ecosystem. Fuck nanotechnology and the idiots trying to push it. Scientists pursuing surrogate activities as Kaczinsky would put it, just so they have something to do.
    One more nail in the coffin of life itself.

  • Anarchy Pony

    Nanotechnology could lead the way as one the most pervasive pollutants in the history of materials science, particles so small they can pass through the blood brain barrier having god knows what consequences for life forms all throughout the entire ecosystem. Fuck nanotechnology and the idiots trying to push it. Scientists pursuing surrogate activities as Kaczinsky would put it, just so they have something to do.
    One more nail in the coffin of life itself.

  • smojo

    Right, because nano technology also has promises in the aging department as well. We’ve been inventing organisms not found in nature far longer than you’ve been aware of. If anything, they should do something constructive for the moment and target monsanto for mixing frog and spider genes to provide the fools apples and bananas.

  • Micho_rizo

    Unfortunately the technology–whether capable of benevolence or malevolence– is at the mercy of…well… us. And we are stupid. We have proven this time and again. Nuclear power has some benevolent uses. It can also be used to destroy entire civilizations. Guess what we mostly use it for (hint: do we have more money invested in nuclear energy or in nuclear arms?) Most biochemical weapons sprang forth from “benevolent” research. Look how that turned out. Gunpowder can be used to make fireworks (benevolent) but it is more often used to kill people with dark skin. GPS can be used to help me find my way to my aunt’s house, or it can be used to ensure that a missle finds a “weapons factory” full of hundreds of people just doing a job/making a living (as far as they’re concerned) are blown to smithereens. So fuck you and your technology.

  • Scott6000

    SO………………………………………What’s your point?

  • Wanooski

    Who cares? What is this idiot obsession with aging anyway? You don’t need to live 150 years. Even if it works it will likely only be affordable by the rich who will then make themselves immortal god-kings ruling us forever.

  • smojo

    You would be right if we still were in a Monetary System by the time this technology came to fruition. We need to get out of a Monetary System first, so that we can utilize education for all and root out corruption at it’s core. A Resource Based Economy depicts a money-less society where science is applied for sustainability and humane social concern. Have you seen Zeitgeist: Moving Forward?

  • smojo

    You just layed it out perfectly. You said the problem is US, and not the technology’s fault. You’re exactly right though. And this anomoly can be solved through proper education. A laser can be used to seal a wound in surgery, or provide a scope for a sniper. It’s all in HOW, it’s applied to society. If we INTELLIGENTLY, applied technology for societal concern, then we could eliminate 95% percent of the ‘percieved’ problems the planet faces. I urge you to look into the proposals of a Resource Based Economy and see how technology can be applied for social concern. Just because it’s possible uneducated people could use technology negatively doesn’t mean we shouldn’t pursue it’s positive applications for society. Look at your world today. You are submersed, in technology. To sit there and say fuck you and your technology is utter ignorance. As you sit there and type and your keyboard given to you from past inventors, participating in this global technological network. The audacity is unbearable.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    I wish I could cheer unilaterally for science against superstition and fear…but I don’t have that kind of confidence in the ability of humans to exercise even the most reasonable levels of caution. Ugh.

    • Anarchy Pony

      Maybe superstitions exist for a reason.

      • Markov Cheney

        oh jesus christ.. is the Caveman afraid of fire? 

    • razzlebathbone

      Human brains are very well-adapted for stone-age living in savannahs. Those same brains are terribly ineffective in a high-tech environment. Most of our problems with using technology in ways that aren’t horrendously destructive arise from this fact.

      We’re faced with two primary choices. We can burn it all down and go back to living under stone age conditions with maybe one percent of our current population, or we can try to hack our own brains and make them function properly in our new context.

      Or we could go extict. That’s an option of a sort.

      • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

        You’re not wrong dude. We are hardwired to execute decisions based on short term criteria. Only under certain circumstances do we work well on long term planning and risk analysis. What terrifies me is the certainty that we are making decisions every day that affect billions of us…based on the best short term interests (10-20 years) of a few. I mention statistical inevitability occasionally…and statistically speaking, its only a matter of time before a hastily made decision somewhere adds up to an unexpected long term consequence. It could be nuclear…it could be food additives/alterations, it could be building materials or a medication…or it could be nanites. There is no one specific certain issue…all of them could b potentially handled well and safely. The fallout could potentially be minor in every case. Potentially.

        But sooner or later…if we keep rolling the dice…we’re gonna hit snake eyes. 

        • Navysealteam7

          Maybe being human is coming to an end and in order to continue to advance in something we might have to download our consciousness into a computer program and live through nanites to continue exploration of space and other worlds…

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    I wish I could cheer unilaterally for science against superstition and fear…but I don’t have that kind of confidence in the ability of humans to exercise even the most reasonable levels of caution. Ugh.

  • Wanooski

    You can’t not participate in the fucking network and live in this society, and escaping the society is essentially impossible. It is impossible to live in exile with any form of dignity or respect from the rest of your peers. I can’t go out and live as a hunter gatherer without violating multiple laws and likely garnering scorn and hatred from the people around me, not to mention the fact that one living as a hunter gatherer is meant to live in a group, and living that way alone is nearly impossible. It reaches everywhere and invades everything. As long as this society continues it is a necessity to navigate its various communication systems.
    Your technological civilization is unsustainable and incompatible with a living world, at the very least on the scale that it exists now, and certainly on any scale larger than this. If perhaps the population and resource demand was on orders of magnitude smaller, then it could be sustained. But what we have now is in no way able to provide this level of material complexity for the whole of the human population, and certainly not without causing complete ecosystem collapse, which is well on its way already.Not to mention the levels of dependence this technology breeds in people, the stupidity it reduces them to, and the negative effects on any forms of liberty that this will cause for all people. You are an ignorant fool, who is unable to take a full worldview. Progress is a myth. Your resource based economy in no way can provide the level of material wealth that first worlders use for the whole population. The Zeitgeist movement is a fantasy, that in no way is an acceptable solution to resource issues, and its autocratic nature is an affront to any forms of personal freedom, and democracy. 

  • Wanooski

    Maybe superstitions exist for a reason.

  • Anonymous

    Human brains are very well-adapted for stone-age living in savannahs. Those same brains are terribly ineffective in a high-tech environment. Most of our problems with using technology in ways that aren’t horrendously destructive arise from this fact.

    We’re faced with two primary choices. We can burn it all down and go back to living under stone age conditions with maybe one percent of our current population, or we can try to hack our own brains and make them function properly in our new context.

    Or we could go extict. That’s an option of a sort.

  • Markov Cheney

    oh jesus christ.. is the Caveman afraid of fire? 

  • Markov Cheney

    oh jesus christ.. is the Caveman afraid of fire? 

  • smojo

    You have not read a single piece of information on a Resource Based Economy or anything from the Venus Project. The number one goal after implementation of an RBE would be environmental reclamation. This is not possible in a monetary system because it’s not profitable. Corners are almost always cut at the expense of nature to save ‘costs’. There is no incentive for BP to clean up their oil spill. It’s absolutely heinous with the technology available to humanity at this moment in time that the oil spill hasn’t been cleaned up and the eco-system restored yet. The profit motive was the cause, and is still the cause this still hasn’t been dealt with. And that goes for most other disasters that affect the eco-system as well. The market system is purely to track money sequences. It has no life coordinates.
    If you’d have read any of the material, in an RBE you would be able to live in said exile you wished without worrying about the same circumstances as you worry about today. Life would reach a level of flexibility that would seem unheard of to our present time. You’d have your said communication system and so, soo much more.
    Any negative effect technology could possibly have would be whoever is uneducated enough to use it in that way. Products are made to break down in a certain period of time in order to keep the consumer buying more products thus cyclically wasting precious planetary resources, this is called planned obsolescence. As well as blasphemous. But this is capitalism. And the sole opposite of what an economy and sustainability should stand for.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    You’re not wrong dude. We are hardwired to execute decisions based on short term criteria. Only under certain circumstances do we work well on long term planning and risk analysis. What terrifies me is the certainty that we are making decisions every day that affect billions of us…based on the best short term interests (10-20 years) of a few. I mention statistical inevitability occasionally…and statistically speaking, its only a matter of time before a hastily made decision somewhere adds up to an unexpected long term consequence. It could be nuclear…it could be food additives/alterations, it could be building materials or a medication…or it could be nanites. There is no one specific certain issue…all of them could b potentially handled well and safely. The fallout could potentially be minor in every case. Potentially.

    But sooner or later…if we keep rolling the dice…we’re gonna hit snake eyes. 

  • Navysealteam7

    So you just gotta decide for yourself if your gonna be a God-King who can live forever or a serf,… ;D I know which boat I’m on!

  • Navysealteam7

    Maybe being human is coming to an end and in order to continue to advance in something we might have to download our consciousness into a computer program and live through nanites to continue exploration of space and other worlds…

  • Navysealteam7

    Maybe being human is coming to an end and in order to continue to advance in something we might have to download our consciousness into a computer program and live through nanites to continue exploration of space and other worlds…

  • Navysealteam7

    Maybe being human is coming to an end and in order to continue to advance in something we might have to download our consciousness into a computer program and live through nanites to continue exploration of space and other worlds…

  • Navysealteam7

    Maybe being human is coming to an end and in order to continue to advance in something we might have to download our consciousness into a computer program and live through nanites to continue exploration of space and other worlds…

  • Navysealteam7

    Maybe being human is coming to an end and in order to continue to advance in something we might have to download our consciousness into a computer program and live through nanites to continue exploration of space and other worlds…

  • Rwestbrook

    I am afraid many are missing the point. Nobody is saying that anyone is going to destroy mankind on purpose. I think what they are saying is that accidents happen and there are some accidents that we just cant afford to happen.

  • Rwestbrook

    I am afraid many are missing the point. Nobody is saying that anyone is going to destroy mankind on purpose. I think what they are saying is that accidents happen and there are some accidents that we just cant afford to happen.

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