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  1. #1 When the world ends, will you be covered in grey goo? 
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    How will life on Earth end? International nuclear bombardment? Another asteroid? Enslavement by aliens? The devouring of all of our resources by a Skynet-esque batch of self-replicating microscopic robots? You laugh, but a lot of people (including a batch of anti-science terrorists) believe our demise will come in the form of self-replicating nanobots. So let's take a look at whether such a thing could happen, and what we could do to stop it.

    The Grey Goo Scenario

    "Grey goo" is a term coined by Eric Drexler in his 1986 book about nanotechnology, Engines of Creation. In one section of the book, Drexler speculates about what could happen if we created self-reproducing "nanobots." If they got out of control, they could conceivably use the resources of the entire planet to replicate in an exponential manner akin to bacterial replication. Every living creature, every useful mineral, would be converted into more of the "gray goo."
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    I like the Super Volcano at YellowStone! We'd be OK down here in FL...for a while. Till the food ran out.

    Have to do a little more DoomsDay Prepping.
    May the FORCE be with you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    I like the Super Volcano at YellowStone! We'd be OK down here in FL...for a while. Till the food ran out.

    Have to do a little more DoomsDay Prepping.
    The upside of the whole Yellowstone caldera meltdown would be not having to worry about how to cook your food.
    The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    The upside of the whole Yellowstone caldera meltdown would be not having to worry about how to cook your food.

    And weight management!!! Don't forget that. See, there is always a bright side!!!
    May the FORCE be with you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    And weight management!!! Don't forget that. See, there is always a bright side!!!
    And remeber, you should.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    I like the Super Volcano at YellowStone! We'd be OK down here in FL...for a while. Till the food ran out.

    Have to do a little more DoomsDay Prepping.
    You do know about the Donner Party don't you?

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    When the world ends, will I be covered in grey goo?

    Mercy! I hope not. I look terrible in grey!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    You do know about the Donner Party don't you?
    Is it casual or fancy dress?
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