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June 01, 2017 (Vol. 37, No. 11)

Bioinformation Wants to Be Free and Responsible

Consciousness-Expanding Biodata Exchanges Can Turn into Bad Trips—Commercial Losses and Security Failures

  • When technology activists cry, “Information wants to be free,” they relate just half of a thought first expressed by the writer, Silicon Valley futurist, and old sixties icon Stewart Brand. The rest of the thought, which dates back to a 1984 hackers’ convention, reflects a more balanced outlook. Information, ...

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