Monday, February 8, 2010

galileo's post-hiroshima mea culpa (2)

"Had I stood firm the scientists could have developed something like the doctors' Hippocratic oath, a vow to use their knowledge exclusively for mankind's benefit. As things are, the best that can be hoped for is a race of inventive dwarfs who can be hired for any purpose."
Brecht, Life of Galileo


  1. I tried to find this thing I read once about the lack of an ethical code for robotics designers and the new militarize robot weapons - it was either P.W. Singer or Wendell Wallach, but I couldn't find it. Thus this completely uninformative comment. Tschüss !