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  • n. a hypothetical end of the world event involving nanotechnology in which out-of-control self-replicating nanobots consume all life on Earth

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Coined by Eric Drexler in his 1986 book Engines of Creation. (Wiktionary)

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  • October 27, 2008

  • Grey goo is a hypothetical end-of-the-world scenario involving molecular nanotechnology in which out-of-control self-replicating robots consume all living matter on Earth while building more of themselves (a scenario known as ecophagy).- Wikipedia

    February 6, 2008