OUR VERDICT: 'It started like a normal mask: grey goo
all the face; wait 15 mins.
OUR VERDICT: "It started like a normal mask: grey goo
all over the face; wait 15 mins.
And since those copies would also make copies, the process could continue exponentially until all the atoms on Earth are used as raw materials for nanobots - a seething planet of robotic grey goo
But Drexler himself has backed away from grey goo
, though he still considers it "well within the realm of physical law.
Once condemned as the stuff of nightmares - the famous grey goo
that could wipe out humankind - it has now entered the business consciousness as a potential saviour of Western economies.
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So-called grey goo
could only be the product of a deliberate and difficult engineering process, not an accident," says Phoenix.
The early sections depressed me--writing an article about nanotechnology and quoting Michael Crichton's grey goo
(in such a way as it's given semi-legitimacy) is like writing an article about electricity that begins with Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
The grey goo
scenario is the fear that millions of robots would reproduce unchecked transforming every atom into a machine.
the "grey goo
" problem--if self replicating, nanoscale machines were (either intentionally or inadvertently) permitted to multiply unchecked they could possibly very quickly cover the Earth in a grey goo
The grey goo
lifted, but the mood of uncertainty in Yeovil didn't.