Sunday, November 11, 2007

Silly Sunday Story on Adam Smith no 5

Responsible Nanotechnology here offers a quotation by William Gibson on the invisible hand:

“They Just Emerge"

"Not Necessarily Relevant Quote of the Week:

We don't legislate emergent technologies into existence. We almost never do. They just emerge, dragged forth by Adam Smith's invisible hand. Then we have to see what people are actually going to do with them, and try to legislate to take account of that.”

Gratuitous nonsense: ‘dragged forth’ by an invisible body part?


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