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Can Grey Goo be Far Behind? August 15, 2014

Posted by geoff in News.

A 1024-strong army of microbots forming letters and shapes:

Cool, but starting to get a little creepy. Kind of reminds of me of that murmuration of starlings video we posted at the beginning of the year.

*The “Grey Goo” phrase refers to the prospect that armies of nanomachines may someday be capable of dismantling organic masses into a grey goo.


1. lauraw - August 15, 2014

Little camouflaged ones would be good for gathering intelligence.

2. Retired Geezer - August 15, 2014

They would make wonderful pets.

3. Retired Geezer - August 15, 2014

Who was it that had a warm, loving relationship with their Roomba?


4. skinbad - August 15, 2014

Sandy B.

5. Cathy - August 15, 2014

Can I say cute but creepy?

I think I just did…

6. Pupster - August 15, 2014

Whatever happened to Sandy? Did we run him off?

7. Pupster - August 15, 2014

We = skinbad

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