posted on May, 17 2010 @ 04:48 AM
Any kind of nanotech is gonna be potentially disastrous. If you think we`ve gotten off easy adapting to nuclear tech, nano is gonna be a MUCH bigger
speedbump. One of those things we are all really gonna have to evolve consciously in order to handle. If nanotech becomes as widespread as I think it
will, it won`t matter if we all die or become zombified, it will still be the end of the world as we know it. It will become incredibly difficult to
define, let alone discern between, what it means to be human, machine, or animal, or "fill in the blank". You`ve seen the artists/entertainers who
perform for crowds and who have altered their body to more closely resemble that of a feline or reptile? With nanotech, I believe it will be possible
for a person, by their own will or otherwise, to live out their lives as a filing cabinet, or a cloud of dust/gas. Or maybe just upgrade your brain to
be able to work like a supercomputer, or change your eye/hair/or skin color instantly. That`s why I believe nanotech will either never be fully
realized due to suppression, or after a short time it will be outlawed except for government use partly because of an outcry from the religious sector
declaring all nano modified humans to be abominations, at which time the human race, just recently united under a one world government partially due
to advances in nanotech, will be split by a civil war. Those on the side of nanotech, since we will already have more advanced space gear, will use
their "devil`s magic" to leave far into deep space, utilizing nanotech for everything from creating biological habitats, to becoming "vacuum adapted"
so as to survive the vacuum of space without a suit, and even live and thrive in it. I got some of this idea from the backstory to the hyperion
cantos, a 4 book series by dan simmons. Well worth the read, and I didn`t ruin anything either, the actual story is much much much more.
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