To yield or give way to an opposing idea. For example, modern Luddites argue that the best way to prevent possible negative outcomes of future technological development is by relinquishment of all development of new technology in the fields where threats may arise.

Articles on that refer to Relinquishment

Embrace, Don't Relinquish, the Future By Max More
Testimony of Ray Kurzweil on the Societal Implications of Nanotechnology By Ray Kurzweil
The Law of Accelerating Returns By Ray Kurzweil
Promise And Peril By Ray Kurzweil
Nanotechnology Dangers and Defenses By Ray Kurzweil
Stop everything...IT'S TECHNO-HORROR! By George Gilder and Richard Vigilante
Statement for Extropy Institute Vital Progress Summit By Ray Kurzweil
Chapter 10: The Material World: ìIs That All There Is?î By Ray Kurzweil
Are We Enlightened Guardians, Or Are We Apes Designing Humans? By Douglas Mulhall
Kurzweil vs. Dertouzos By Ray Kurzweil and Michael L. Dertouzos

News Articles that refer to Relinquishment

Kurzweil's Future Coming Fast
Kurzweil proposes national defense program for genetic, nanotechnology and robotics technologies
Promise and Peril of the 21st Century
Living with the Genie
Kurzweil counters call to abandon accelerating technologies

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