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This Is How Nanotechnology Could Overtake Humanity
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The Dangers Of Self-Replication

Nanotechnology might be incredibly helpful but what about the problem that many worry about most when it comes to nanotech? It is possible that nanomachines could self-replicate, which might be their intended design. This might be done as a way to “heal” armor or infrastructure to avoid the need to buy new materials. However, if this got out of hand and the nanomachines begin to replicate uncontrollably, we have a huge problem. These machines would begin to consume all matter on the planet just to keep replicating. While “technically” possible, these machines would have to overcome a lot of physical, chemical, and biological barriers that they are likely incapable of doing. At least, as far as we know as of this writing.

 

Where Do We Find This Stuff? Here Are Our Sources:

National Institutes of Health

European Union Department for Health & Human Safety

National Nanotechnology Initiative

Northwestern International Institute for Nanotechnology

Electronic Privacy & Information Center

Syracuse University

The Washington Post

Nanografi Nano Technology

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