×

Announcing: Slashdot Deals - Explore geek apps, games, gadgets and more. (what is this?)

Thank you!

We are sorry to see you leave - Beta is different and we value the time you took to try it out. Before you decide to go, please take a look at some value-adds for Beta and learn more about it. Thank you for reading Slashdot, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

Stephen Hawking Asks The Internet a Question

SHEENmaster Good old days? (1171 comments)

Whatever happened to the good old days, when the bubonic plague and smallpox were the only biological weapons to worry about and a month's wages were a pound of salt? When civilization could barely defend itself against the onslaught barbarian hordes and half the population was enslaved? When wars would drag on violently for decades rather than last as cold-standoffs with very few casualties on either side? When those god-damned genetic engineers wouldn't design custom vaccines and insulin-producing potatoes? If only those greedy industrialists wouldn't provide enough jobs to keep us out of chains, enough food to fatten even our poor, and enough technology to put a significant portion of our species' sum total of knowledge into the hands of anyone with a library card and ten fingers to type with. If only they wouldn't provide us, in each successive year, with ever greater value at ever lower cost.

Who are we to kill trees so that we may live?

more than 8 years ago

Submissions

SHEENmaster hasn't submitted any stories.

Journals

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?