Wednesday, September 14, 2005





Researchers build world's smallest mobile robot

The future applications for micro-electromechanical systems, or MEMS, include ensuring information security, such as assisting with network authentication and authorization; inspecting and making repairs to an integrated circuit; exploring hazardous environments, perhaps after a hazardous chemical explosion; or involving biotechnology, say to manipulate cells or tissues.


I can foresee nanotech resulting in not a few pathological nanophobes, constantly ill-at-ease knowing their bodies are being routinely penetrated by invisible machines. Some of us already have a debilitating fear of germs and contaminants (real or imaginary); wait until the "germs" become intelligent and subject to corruption.

1 comment:

W.M. Bear said...

wait until the "germs" become intelligent and subject to corruption.

Or to secret control by rogue elements of the U.S. intelligence community, which I guess means "subject to corruption" anyway.