Billy Brown writes:
> Another problem is energy supply. The gray goo is limited to organic matter
The idea of a military autoreplicator is to autoamplify by converting organics. Anything else is just distracting bells & whistles. Whatever is needed, will be invented by the evolution along the way.
> and solar power for energy supply, so its growth rate can't be too much
Photovoltaics means about 1 kW/m^2 peak, and there are a lot of these m^2 out there. However, the color of the goo is grey, not green.
> faster than ordinary microorganisms. A defensive system can mass-produce
> nanobots in industrial fabricators running off the electrical power grid.
And what does electrical power grid run on? Magical fairy-dust?
Where is reconaissance, planning, production, transportation, deployment, action analysis, all in an co-evolutionary scenario?
> Thus, the defensive system can have a far higher reproduction rate.