[lit-ideas] Re: Speaking of weapons technology...

  • From: Eric Yost <eyost1132@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 01:29:19 -0500

Really speaking of nanoweapons: there's a true apocalypse waiting to happen.

Imagine airborne nanorobots that are programmed to swarm upon and break down organic matter, say al-Qaeda, and reassemble dead al-Qaeda into more nanorobots. The size constraints on nanites probably implies a vastly reduced processing power, so there probably wouldn't be an off-switch, and after digesting all the al-Qaeda, the nanites would turn their attention to human beings.

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