The Robots are Coming, The Robots are Coming! May 12, 2005
A gazillion years ago (okay, five years ago) Bill Joy of Sun Microsystems had a seminal article in Wired magazine about how the technologies we are building will probably destroy us. As you may guess, this was one of the articles that started me down the path of techology criticism.
One of the scary visions Joy presents is that of “grey goo” - the voracious mass that would result if self-replicating nanorobots become unstoppable (as he assumes they would). Paranoids beware: the prototype is here.