"The world has changed in dramatic ways since Cerf and Hellman met 50 years
ago. Yet the foundation of their friendship—good intellectual debates—has not.
On a recent private phone call with each other, the two friends discussed the
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s project seeking to
answer the question, “Should the US use quantitative methods to assess the
risks of nuclear war and nuclear terrorism?” While both agree that the US needs
to understand the risk of nuclear war, they disagree about whether a
quantitative analysis is necessary. What follows are their thoughts, presented
here for Bulletin
Via Dave Farber.
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics