Re: An essay I just wrote on the Singularity.

From: Eugen Leitl (
Date: Thu Jan 01 2004 - 11:00:50 MST

On Wed, Dec 31, 2003 at 04:43:09PM -0500, Ben Goertzel wrote:

> IMO, how easy it is to accidentally create gray goo, is something we're not
> going to really know until we have strong nanotech in our hands...

It is arbitrarily difficult to create free-environment-capable molecular
self-replicators *accidentally*. It is hard, albeit doable to do it
deliberately, once you assume mature nano capabilities. Which, of course,
are beyond hard themselves.

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