Re: Major Technologies

Spike Jones (
Wed, 06 Jan 1999 22:18:09 -0800

> > [Spike] the theory would be that whenever
> > any civilization discovers radio communication, that nuclear holocaust or
> > nanotech grey goo always result within 100 to 1000 years. {8-[

> Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:
> But if that's true, wouldn't all that gray goo--indestructable and
> ravenous by definition--have long ago spread from its origins to
> devour most of our observable universe into clouds of elements and
> goo?

no, because the most dangerous form of grey goo would be the replicator running the ultra simple program

10 eat
20 make copies of self
30 go
to 10

if successful, this revenous simpleton would be dangerous as hell but incapable of crossing interstellar space. spike