RE: Major Technologies

Billy Brown (
Thu, 7 Jan 1999 07:49:55 -0600

Spike Jones wrote:
> 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

If this is one of the first things we build with nanotech, then yes. Otherwise, no. If you have military nanotech at a similar level of sophistication, its the equivalent of a mob of nuts with rifles. You just sterilize the area with directed energy weapons, then dust it with military nanobots to mop up.

The funny thing is, I think the military equipment is easier to make. It doesn't have to survive in the wild, refueling from natural sources and replicating itself.

Billy Brown, MCSE+I