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September 17th, 2004

Nano News, Robot Nurses, Racing Sperm, etc.

The last few months have seen some new beginnings in the world of nanotechnology policy. First, Eric Drexler, the nanotechnologist whose writings established the field in the 1980s, has thoroughly backed away from the “gray goo” scenario that has been associated with nano­technology since he first warned of it in his 1986 book Engines of Creation. This scenario, in which some or all of Earth’s biosphere is converted into gray goo by runaway self-replicating machines built using an advanced nanotech­nology, has been prominently cited and sensationalized over the years by nano-skeptics, science fiction authors, journalists, and worried environmental activists.

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