Right, and that society-wide fear is warranted by experience/reality. Testing of stuff is nothing new. Its why we have organizations like the FDA. Sure, some nut jobs and the imprudent say stuff like "we should just get the drugs immediately without testing trials first!" "whats to fear" "it can only do good", but they are outsiders in the field whose opinions are rightly ignored. also the decision to go all out with tech is based on fear as well. The fear of losing power to other states, which is clear from your posts. This fear is irrational, for reasons i already mentioned (i.e. tech adv of the West) Actually the most common charge leveled at marxists is that they want change too quickly as opposed to conservatives who still allow for change but are more prudent. I can see your technologist view being implicitly meshed together with radical Marxism. [i.e. we need to transform human nature! we need to act by positive acts and not let things unfold!]. In fact there was a marxist technologist i heard speak, i can't recall her name... anyway, her arguments were similar to yours.