Irresponsible nanotechnology


Nanotechnology is of two types: highly miniaturized mechanical robots or modified cellular structures. The ultimate goal with the former is the creation of an assembler nanomachine that can build copies of itself. In the second case the focus is on molecular manufacturing. There is concern that either variety could get out of control and proceed to modify the environment at an exponentially increasing rate, possibly converting it into what has been described as a "grey goo".

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST