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November 7th, 2005

Exploiting the Moon and saving the Earth

The Moon’s biggest asset, Worden believes, is what it doesn’t have: an ecosystem. “The Moon is a place where we can do things that are perhaps too dangerous to do on Earth,” he said. This could include performing nanotechnology research there, thus avoiding concerns about ecophagy: out-of-control nanobots turning everything into “gray goo,” as some opponents of nanotech fear.

(Ed.'s note: Someone forgot to do their homework before making the statement above. Gray Goo is not an issue. See The only "opponents of nanotech" that fear gray goo are those that remain uninformed.)


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