Contaminating Humanity Via Accidental Poisoning
There has been a lot of discussion surrounding the idea of using nanotechnology to help clean up the Earth’s oceans. Things such as the Great Garbage Patch could be gone entirely if we do this. On top of that, ecosystems that have been negatively impacted by our garbage or radioactive runoff could be cleaned up. While nanotech “could” do this, that also means it has the power to do the total opposite. It could quite easily contaminate our water and poison foods. That could lead to widespread illnesses and diseases, some of which we have not seen in over one hundred years. That could have a devastating impact on our society.