- Many hypothetical scenarios assume that it will go horribly wrong. These dystopian scenarios are often referred to as the nano-pocalypse.
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- Nano Science / Nanotechnology (Nano-)
Grey goo (...also spelled gray goo) is a hypothetical end-of-the-world scenario involving molecular nanotechnology in which out-of-control self-replicating robots consume all biomass on Earth while building more of themselves, a scenario that has been called ecophagy ("eating the environment", more literally "eating the habitation").
Nanocytes or nanotechnological machines are typically built in with preprogrammed lifespan limits, keeping them from running amok... But, what if those limitations didn't work. What would happen? What if the fail safes fail?
Nantechnological Goo Variations
Variations on this term include:
|Nantechnological Goo Variations|
|Black Goo||It is the use of nanomachines by military forces in open combat. They are often known as Disassembler Swarms and are specifically designed to break target materials into components.
|Blue Goo||It is a defensive nanotechnological system. It is often used to denote any form of benign and protective neumann-capable technology.
|Golden Goo||It is an economic optimizer, that optimizes resource collection and processing across vast scales.
|Green Goo||They are usually thought of as out-of-control biologicals or bionanotech devices.
|Grey Goo||It is an assembler nanomachine used for widescale construction and transformation of the environment.
|Pink Goo||Pink goo is a self-replicating entity with a tendency to fill up existing space.
|Red Goo||It is the use of nanomachines by terrorists or nihilists to destroy all or some segment of humanity.
Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)
This technological phenomenon can be found in the following areas:
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