Re: NANO: Space phase (WAS: Goo prophylaxis)

Nicholas Bostrom (
Fri, 29 Aug 1997 17:27:42 +0000

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:

> A retreat to space is the most likely method of negating the sea's strategic
> advantages, leaving the local tactical advantages of home ground. Even if the
> goo can fling unlimited missiles after you, they'll be defeated, and their
> material consumed, only adding to your size.

How do you defeat a nuke with detectors on the outside that detonates
it is it is attacked by nanomachines?


I don't believe in the story about launching large parts of the earth
into independent orbits.

Nicholas Bostrom
London School of Economics
Department of Philosphy, Logic and Scientifc Method