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‘Anarchists’ try to bomb Swiss IBM nano facility (but fail)

Brian Wang brings to our attention a Daily Mail article:

A routine traffic-stop in Switzerland has allegedly thwarted eco-terrorists from blowing up the site of the £55million nano-technology HQ of IBM in Europe…

The group describes itself as anarchist and is opposed to all forms of micro-technology as well as nuclear power and weapons…

The IBM facility that the Il Silvestre group was targeting is still under construction.  When finished, it will contain the most state-of-the-art facilities in Europe for nano-and-bio-technological research, with the probability of billions of pounds in profit for IBM.

The article describes the suspects as ‘eco-terrorists’ but I am not sure we should encourage them by using that term.  (Or ‘anarchists” either, for that matter—peaceful anarchists should object to that.)

The more terrorism there is, the more we need Open Source Sensing.  —Chris Peterson

7 Responses to “‘Anarchists’ try to bomb Swiss IBM nano facility (but fail)”

  1. JorgXMcKie Says:

    I think the appropriate label is Luddite *ssholes.

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  3. Russ Says:

    Did any enterprising paparazzi check to see if the perps were disgruntled old mainframe nerds?

  4. phil Says:

    The group describes itself as anarchist and is opposed to all forms of micro-technology as well as nuclear power and “weapons”…

    Weren’t they going to BLOW UP the place?

  5. Rich Says:

    So the bombers were opposed to weapons?

  6. Valkyrie Ice Says:

    As Brian says: “Luddites Zero and Emerging technologies and Societal Law Enforcement One”

    We need the participatory panopticon. The sooner, the better.

  7. Erin Says:

    When will people realize that fear of technology is perhaps the most foolish thing a human can have? I understand people being afraid of abuse. Yes. But tools and materials are neutral. Nanotech is another technology, another tool in a long history of development. Yes, it is much more powerful and paradigm-transforming than previous tools, perhaps equal to or even greater than the discovery of fire making, but, it is a tool nontheless. Wise policies, yes. Stop tools? NEVER!!! Continue nanotechnologists! Thank you for your achievements!

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