Overly Sharpened Blog

They never told me what happens when you sharpen the saw too much...

Wait, I know what happens next...

Interesting service being launched today by Wolfram Research

Any teenager is capable of making a machine from scratch that can seriously injure a person. The difference between a motor that you can stop with a bare hand, and one that will simply take your hand off can remarkably incremental.

I wonder how close we have to get to that threshold in order to have enough experience to see how close we are.

No, I don't think the imminent launch implies an imminent hard takeoff. I just find myself wondering if we'll recognize the potential of the technique, or whether we'll just make two big lumps of fissile uranium by accident ("Oooo! Shiny!") and get on with the business of bashing them together.


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