“Resignation” refers to resignation to the idea that technological risks are uncontrollable. Furthermore, a stance of resignation holds that government intervention always has negative unforeseen consequences.
Resignation is a viewpoint held by libertarian transhumanists, who believe that risks are better managed without government.
Resignation stands in contrast to the technological Relinquishment favored by bioconservatives. As former IEET Fellow Dale Carrico notes, when considering the unenforceable nature of relinquishment, the results of both policies are seemingly abandoning"technological development to the least scrupulous, least deliberative, least accountable forces on offer.” technoprogressives favor the moderate path of regulation through democratic management and oversight of risks.