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More Dangers from Molecular Nanotechnology
At the current rate of growth, human populations tend to double in size about once every 30 years. But what happens to human growth when it becomes technologically possible to mass produce human beings out of harvested or synthesized embryos in artificial wombs? How about when it becomes possible to use gene therapy or hormones to compress the interval between childhood and adulthood? (I have no idea how far you can compress it, ask a biologist. My guess is by about an order of magnitude.) Advances in robotics and new building methods could allow the creation of automated superstructures that produce millions of new humans per year; "person factories". Other science fictional-sounding scenarios are plausible. CRN tends to hint towards scenarios of this type only vaguely, but it is very important to be aware of them.