The Centre for Irresponsible Nanotechnology pops up in the Indian regional press with a a look at a few nanotech catastrophies that may occur if anyone in the Drexlerian camp could ever prise themselves away from their computer long enough to actually invent a desktop nanofactory. A couple of our favourites are:
“Imagine a suitcase filled with billions of toxin-carrying flying robots that could be released anywhere to target a population. You could make a suitcase full of these things overnight for a few dollars”
“If someone could send you a product online that you don’t want but they just make it pump out of your nanofactory, how are we going to prevent that?”
Cheer up guys, let’s look on the bright side. In the last 17 years hardly any progress has been made on the Drexlerian side of nanotech, apart from a few pretty cartoons, so there may be more important things to worry about.