Re: NANO: Custom molecules (gulp!)

Spike Jones (
Sat, 27 Nov 1999 08:45:36 -0800

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:

> ...We're all going to die.

Eliezer, let me make sure I understand your theory. If humans develop nanotech before the singularity, then the notion is that it will get away from us by some means, and we all die from grey goo? But if the singularity comes first, then the resulting AI develops nanotech and we [in some form] have a fighting chance of survival?

The notion sounded absurd to me at first, but I must admit it grows on one with consideration. spike