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Message 18495 - Posted: 12 Jun 2006, 5:39:58 UTC
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I'm not sure if this has been discussed elsewhere, so please forgive the nature of the inquiry.

What is the potential for misuse, exploitation, and downright unethical use of the work and results we are contributing to here, and also over at the Rosetta Commons??? Be it Big Pharmacy, Biological Weapons designers, or mind control freaks like the late,and very scarey, Dr. Jose Delgado???
And what's to stop a person, like biological weapons designers, or someone like Delgado, from setting up a project that uses BOINC, lies about what the research is really for, and gets alot of people to unknowingly donate computer processing time to weapons design or psychological control experiments????

I think these are valid questions and I hope anyone that reads this gives it a little thought.
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Message 18511 - Posted: 12 Jun 2006, 13:26:05 UTC - in response to Message 18495.  

I'm not sure if this has been discussed elsewhere, so please forgive the nature of the inquiry.

What is the potential for misuse, exploitation, and downright unethical use of the work and results we are contributing to here, and also over at the Rosetta Commons??? Be it Big Pharmacy, Biological Weapons designers, or mind control freaks like the late,and very scarey, Dr. Jose Delgado???
And what's to stop a person, like biological weapons designers, or someone like Delgado, from setting up a project that uses BOINC, lies about what the research is really for, and gets alot of people to unknowingly donate computer processing time to weapons design or psychological control experiments????

I think these are valid questions and I hope anyone that reads this gives it a little thought.


This was discussed before in This thread.

We Must look for intelligent life on other planets as,
it is becoming increasingly apparent we will not find any on our own.
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