Quotes / Grey Goo

The trope

Already we have turned all of our critical industries, all of our material resources, over to these... things... these lumps of silver and paste we call nanorobots. And now we propose to teach them intelligence? What, pray tell, will we do when these little homunculi awaken one day and announce that they have no further need of us?
Sister Miriam Godwinson, Sid Meierís Alpha Centauri

The video game