For example, should Alfred Noble be blamed for suicide bombers as he created dynamite?
I think runaway technology - from ongoing militarization to genetically modified food - will very likely obliterate our species. Just look at what we've done to our planet already.
So I'd like to answer your question NO.
The problem is one of parameters. Should WHO pursue knowledge? And WHAT KIND of knowledge are we talking about?
And can anyone possibly know how the knowledge they acquire will be used in the future? The test tube and syringe are two of the greatest things that ever happened in the realm of medical science, yet both can also be used in biochemical warfare.
Given human curiosity, it's hard to imagine how we could ever stifle the quest for knowledge. The best we can do is monitor and control certain kinds of knowledge if we perceive it to be dangerous. For example, there are at least some safeguards that limit the spread of nuclear weapons, and there will probably be safeguards against the GMO racket in the years to come.
You may find useful verses 9-11 of the Isa (Isavasya) upanishad :
Into blind darkness enter those who follow the way of ignorance. Into ever greater darkness those who devote themselves to knowledge alone
He who knows That as both in one, the Knowledge and the Ignorance, by the Ignorance crosses beyond death and by the Knowledge enjoys Immortality.