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posted on May, 7 2004 @ 09:08 AM
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Originally posted by glee
Nanotech will be able to do wonderful things, but I do have concerns. Here's a link about one of the problems:

www.nanotechweb.org...

The last study in the list is about the damage bucky balls do to the brains of fish.


What are bucky balls? Doesn't say much on the link but if it was that small a dose then surely it cant be that harmful to us?




posted on May, 7 2004 @ 03:13 PM
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I know bucky balls as an isotope of carbon. Being carbon bonded to form the shape of a football (soccer.) Named after the guy who made a big monument in that shape, I think his name was Buckminister Fuller or soemthing like that. Anyway I don't think this is what the article is referring to. I'll see if I can dig anything up.



posted on May, 7 2004 @ 03:25 PM
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For those that think nanotech is bad.... what about sticks?!?!

I mean, evil people can pick them up, put a point on them, and stab you in the eye!!!

I even worse they could be laying on the ground, and you trip, and it could stab you all by itself!

Technology is dangerous. Car kill thousands of people a day. That doesn't mean its "bad" or "evil" or shouldn't be advanced.

The fist time some one smelted metal, made a spear head, and stabbed someone else i'm sure some guy in a animal skin complained that metal was evil.

Even blunders like asbestos and CFCs are still in use and still serve good functions. We identified the danger and adjusted. Even if nano tech is extreamly dangerous, its just requires more care when using it.

If you don't like technology in all its aspects, I reccomend you strip naked, run into the woods, and watch out for sticks.



posted on May, 7 2004 @ 03:31 PM
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Ok well it seems that the stuff hurting the fich is the buckyball I wa referring to. Here are 2 more in depth articles:
www.eurekalert.org...
www.betterhumans.com...

And in response to Quest, yes I agree with you. I have used an argument much like that with someone I was having a conversation with before. However if you search the internet for nanotechnology there are a lot more sites exploring good uses of it. So why should we not bring the bad uses to people aswell.



posted on May, 7 2004 @ 03:35 PM
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I think pointing out the bad NEEDS to be done. But a lot of people seem to denounce tech rather than acknowledge everything since the first stone tool has had a threat associated with it.

Discuss the dangers, address them, don't freak out and call the new tech bad.



posted on May, 7 2004 @ 04:36 PM
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Originally posted by UglyBoy
I know bucky balls as an isotope of carbon. Being carbon bonded to form the shape of a football (soccer.) Named after the guy who made a big monument in that shape, I think his name was Buckminister Fuller or soemthing like that. Anyway I don't think this is what the article is referring to. I'll see if I can dig anything up.


2 things 1) Im english so its football
and 2) If you do manage too fancy either u2u'ing it to me or posting on here, cheers buddy



posted on May, 8 2004 @ 01:37 AM
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Here's some article's about Nanotubes which in reality are usually nothing more the elongated Buckyballs.

History of the Nanotube

Some Buckyball Pics

A Brief History of Buckyballs

Enjoy



posted on May, 8 2004 @ 02:08 AM
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Well if nanbots used to spread disease or radiation or some other kind of deadly things will be used by terrorists and the like, thats an easy enough problem to solve, simply create your own army of local nanobots that will defend your body.
I mean a missile will protect you from a missile, sword will protect you from a sword and a stick will protect you from a stick.



posted on May, 8 2004 @ 02:24 AM
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nano weapons are also deadly...like the "metal dissolver" in 007 everything or nothing



posted on May, 8 2004 @ 03:18 AM
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Originally posted by silQ

Originally posted by earthtone
Nano technology is a pathway to seriously bad things. I watched a documentary on the subject recently and it terrified me. I think the pros out wiegh the cons on this one. As with most things, this technology will do far more harm than good once the military get their hands on it. .

u just said that the pros outweigh the cons...as in the good stuff outweighs the bad stuff....as in there is so much good stuff that the bad stuff can be ignored......



yeh made a mistake there, as with my opinions with alot of technology, the cons outway the pros. There are medical benefits sure, but our planet it overpopulated anyway, why do we keep trying to make our lives longer. Why not try and help the planet we are living on , we are the ones #ing it up.



posted on May, 8 2004 @ 03:30 AM
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Lysergic can get eyeballs,
Uglyboy a face,

And me? I need everything, so I go nothing to lose.....


G



posted on May, 8 2004 @ 03:41 AM
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Originally posted by earthtone
Why not try and help the planet we are living on , we are the ones #ing it up.


With Nanotech we can clean it up and have all of our modern ameneties too. Sure there are horrible threats as with any technology but we can overcome them, if there is an Open Public Dialog into the implications of Nano-Assemblers, Nano-Dissasembers and Nano-Computers(All of which are vital if nanobots are to be realized within our lifetime). We still have time and to stop reasearch into Nano-tech will give the other guys the edge in this frightning arms race. If you wanna get the full lowdown on the benefits as well as the threats(and some good suggestions on minimizing the risk's) of Nanotechnology, I suggest you read anything by K. Eric Drexler.

More Links

E-Drexler.com
Foresight Institute
Nanodot
Small Times



posted on May, 8 2004 @ 10:49 AM
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Check out this site.....trnmag.com... and
trnmag.com...

These are some great discoveries into nano^technology...hopefylle we can keep on this path.



posted on May, 8 2004 @ 11:00 AM
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Originally posted by earthtone
Nano technology is a pathway to seriously bad things. I watched a documentary on the subject recently and it terrified me. I think the pros out wiegh the cons on this one. As with most things, this technology will do far more harm than good once the military get their hands on it. .

I agree with you
. Nano technology is a terribe thing. If we strat making more of thiese things and bigger than it's just like killing ourselves. They can understand that they are being controlled and will rise up against us!



posted on May, 8 2004 @ 11:03 AM
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Originally posted by Quest
I think pointing out the bad NEEDS to be done. But a lot of people seem to denounce tech rather than acknowledge everything since the first stone tool has had a threat associated with it.

Discuss the dangers, address them, don't freak out and call the new tech bad.


Everyone picks out the con's now rather than the pro's, think of althe bad stuff 1st then the good an item/invention/design/etc... can do, d'ya aggree?



posted on May, 8 2004 @ 11:36 AM
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I don't really know whether this will be really bad or really good. All I know is we are on the brink of some of the biggest scintific discoveries for a long time and everything about it is a little scary. I mean even if this is used for good the stuff is so small how would you know what is really going on.



posted on May, 8 2004 @ 01:53 PM
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I'm going all the way back to the very 1st post on this topic, how big is 10 nanometers??



posted on May, 8 2004 @ 09:04 PM
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10 nanometers = 0.000 000 000 010 milimmeters



posted on May, 8 2004 @ 10:39 PM
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hmm wont nano bots be operated by remote computers? imagine a new forms of computer virus infecting people that way...



posted on May, 9 2004 @ 08:20 AM
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Originally posted by sardion2000
10 nanometers = 0.000 000 000 010 milimmeters


Well, thats... small :| how the heck do they make something from DNA? just totally strange to me



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