Grey Goo

Grey Goo

Postby Grain » Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:22 pm

Grey goo is a hypothetical end-of-the-world scenario involving molecular nanotechnology in which out-of-control self-replicating robots consume all living matter on Earth while building more of themselves – a scenario known as ecophagy (eating the environment).

The term grey goo is usually used in a science fiction or popular-press context. In the worst postulated scenarios (requiring large, space-capable machines), matter beyond Earth would also be turned into goo (with "goo" meaning a large mass of replicating nanomachines lacking large-scale structure, which may or may not actually appear goo-like). The disaster is posited to result from a deliberate doomsday device, or from an accidental mutation in a self-replicating nanomachine used for other purposes, but designed to operate in a natural environment.
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Re: Grey Goo

Postby erestor » Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:28 pm

so in other words 'the replicators''.
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Re: Grey Goo

Postby GunCastor » Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:56 pm

As if it wasn't bad enough already worrying about meteors, crazy weather, ozone collapsing, and the robots taking over the world. Well, we all know what the next end-of-the-world movie will be about, right?
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Re: Grey Goo

Postby Grain » Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:19 pm

GunCastor wrote:As if it wasn't bad enough already worrying about meteors, crazy weather, ozone collapsing, and the robots taking over the world. Well, we all know what the next end-of-the-world movie will be about, right?


A remake of a certain 1951 film starring Keanu Reaves
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