11 March 2009 Mental Floss / Wired Science

How to Destroy the World with Nanotechnology

If you want to destroy the world, don't bother building a hydrogen bomb, just steal some self-replicating nanobots and cover the Earth in a layer of all-consuming grey goo.

That's the moral of a hilarious video, which appeared this morning on the Mental Floss website.

"It was created with cutting-edge motion capture technology (which is why it took so darn long), and it dramatizes one of my favorite chapters of the book: How to Destroy Civilization with Nanotechnology", says Ransom Riggs, who directed the dark cartoon.

His film may be a comedy, but it raises a serious question: Is anyone afraid of nanotechnology?

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