The De Landa reading this week reminded me of this.
I think that comparing new media technologies to technologies of nuclear warfare is pretty legitimate. In the above, it is mentioned that it is feasible to protect our country with a barrier that will prevent nuclear weapons from hitting us. However, the consequence of creating such technology would also yield technology able to create nuclear weapons more powerful than we could possibly imagine. When, for the sake of mankind, do we need to stop technological advances… and is it too late to do such?