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5th Feb '16 6:32:43 AM Blastgamer
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* The Tarr in ''VideoGame/SlimeRancher'' are an organic example. They are formed when too many slimes eat too many plorts from other slimes and all they do is drag slimes and meat like the player and chickens and eat them. If they eat a slime they produce a copy of themselves.
2nd Feb '16 6:09:17 PM Sharlee
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* Prionic brain diseases such as mad cow operate like GreyGoo for the nervous system, as abnormal proteins cause adjacent protein molecules to be reconfigured into more such prions.
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* Prionic brain diseases such as mad cow operate like GreyGoo for the nervous system, as abnormal proteins cause adjacent protein molecules to be reconfigured into more such prions.of the same.
2nd Feb '16 6:07:31 PM Sharlee
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* Prionic brain diseases such as mad cow operate like GreyGoo for the nervous system, as abnormal proteins cause adjacent protein molecules to be reconfigured into more such prions.
2nd Feb '16 6:05:00 PM Sharlee
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* A nuclear chain reaction could be considered a ''subatomic'' version of GreyGoo, in how it spreads from atom to atom, splitting each one so it ejects neutrons that split other atoms and thus perpetuate the process.
4th Jan '16 9:39:30 PM FordPrefect
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* The scenario was first proposed by Eric Drexler. He has since dismissed it as unrealistic as it's much easier to create a bunch of tiny dumb robots that receive their instructions from a central computer (that can be disabled if it malfunctions) than it is to create tiny robots that know and are capable of doing everything they need to make copies. The dumb nanobots should serve any purpose we'd need smart nanobots for so someone would have to really be trying to create a grey goo scenario.
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* The scenario was first proposed by Eric Drexler. He has since dismissed it as unrealistic as it's much easier to create a bunch of tiny dumb robots that receive their instructions from a central computer (that can be disabled if it malfunctions) than it is to create tiny robots that know and are capable of doing everything they need to make copies. The dumb nanobots should serve any purpose we'd need smart nanobots for for, so someone would have to really be trying to create a grey goo scenario.
13th Dec '15 11:45:50 AM Generality
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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E17Benderama Benderama]]", thanks to an invention of the professor's that can make two half-sized duplicates of an object using its original mass. Bender integrates the device into himself and starts making half-sized duplicates of himself by eating random objects. Each of the duplicates has the same ability. Eventually the replica-Benders become small enough to manipulate atoms directly and start consuming the planet's mass. Eventually, though, the quintillions of nano-Benders get fed up with humans and leave the planet.
30th Oct '15 8:19:33 PM FF32
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* The Melding Plague also ended humanity's golden age in Creator/AlastairReynolds' ''Revelation Space'' series. Everybody was enjoying the benefits of a [[MagiTech highly advanced nanoscience]], until humanity encountered a plague that could subvert all but the hardiest [[NanoTech nanotechnology]]. Such subversion has disastrous consequences for the device in question, anything to which it was attached, and potentially anything nearby. This is partly used to justify the somewhat SchizoTech nature of the setting.
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* The Melding Plague also ended humanity's golden age in Creator/AlastairReynolds' ''Revelation Space'' series. Everybody was enjoying the benefits of a [[MagiTech [[{{Magitek}} highly advanced nanoscience]], until humanity encountered a plague that could subvert all but the hardiest [[NanoTech nanotechnology]]. Such subversion has disastrous consequences for the device in question, anything to which it was attached, and potentially anything nearby. This is partly used to justify the somewhat SchizoTech nature of the setting.
17th Oct '15 3:24:50 PM MattStriker
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* In ''Comicbook/AtomicRobo'', Biomega (the setting's resident {{Kaiju}} turn out to be a biological form of this. If left unchecked, they will eventually devour the Earth, then the solar system, the galaxy, other galaxies...
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* In ''Comicbook/AtomicRobo'', Biomega (the setting's resident {{Kaiju}} {{Kaiju}}) turn out to be a biological form of this. If left unchecked, they will eventually devour the Earth, then the solar system, the galaxy, other galaxies...
17th Oct '15 3:24:27 PM MattStriker
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* In ''Comicbook/AtomicRobo'', Biomega (the setting's resident {{Kaiju}} turn out to be a biological form of this. If left unchecked, they will eventually devour the Earth, then the solar system, the galaxy, other galaxies...
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