Re: Major Technologies
Mon, 11 Jan 1999 04:20:02 -0800 (PST)

Eugene Leitl [] wrote:
>Why should a grey goo be disassembling diamondoid?

You mean grey goo can't dismantle diamondoid? Then what's the problem? It's clearly no threat; we just surround it with a diamondoid shell. The whole point of grey goo as it's popularly visualised is that it dismantles *everything* that it comes into contact with.

>Why 'shell'?

Because the original poster was talking about an expanding sphere of grey goo starting from a small initial colony. Only the exterior shell would be a problem for us.

>Funny, I think the problem is at least nondecideable with our current

Yes, but you've made it nondecidable by redefining the problem, and limiting the grey goo's capabilities. Your grey goo would be a threat to humans, but not to any diamondoid creatures; or any transhumans with diamondoid skin.