Gray goo are nanobots that do nothing but eat and multiply, and are considered by some to an end of the world scenario. However, the idea that nanobots could go around eating the world un-impeded is ridiculous. First off, nanobots are incredibly tiny, hence their name; at that size, it is impossible to provide them any shielding or protection. Meaning that my grandmother armed with a wooden stick could probably stop a gray goo invasion. Also, it would be a simple matter to create anti-gray goo nanobots who could, while the gray goo is advancing and eating all the rest of matter, to sneak in and sabotage the goo from the inside. So, what are everyones' thoughts about gray goo and can you think of any reason why they might pose a threat to humanity?
Sun, 2008-08-17 13:37#1