Re: goo hue

Anders Sandberg (
Fri, 18 Jul 1997 12:58:21 +0200 (MET DST)

On Thu, 17 Jul 1997 wrote:

> In a message dated 97-07-17 09:05:28 EDT, categorizing the various types of
> goo you write:
> << RED GOO: Deliberately designed and released destructive
> nanotechnology, as opposed to accidentally created grey goo.
> >>
> I might interject at this point that the term "Mataglap Nano" has been used
> to describe the has a rather sinister ring to it don't you think?

Yes, according to the WJW FAQ:

What does `mataglap' mean? Mataglap is an Indonesian word meaning
"dark eye" or, probably, "dilated eye." It is an indication that
someone is about to go berserk and start killing people at random. I
applied the word in Aristoi to a berserk form of nanotechnology that
devoured the planet.

Strange, I thought it was the name of a small village on the
Phillipines. Must check my maps again.

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
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