August 19, 2002
Topic for future Sci-Fi books: Grey Goo

Although not nearly as well-explored as how we would answer "the phone" if we make contact with an extra-terrestial civilization, there's some interesting material for sci-fi writers in the theory of "Grey goo": self-replicating nanomachines that increase in numbers until they take over the world...

More background information: Metafilter: Grey Goo, Foresight Institute

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