This is a warning to all that would work with Nanotechnology about the grey goo scenario "Ecophagy or Ecocide" , meaning the consumption of the environment, It has been experimentally shown that invasive species in nature can greatly effect and displace other species that are less evolved for survival. The same is true if you use Hostile Nano-Machines which can displace harmless less hostile Nano-machines which naturally occur such as harmless or weaker bacteria and viruses. The Threat of Grey goo is a major one with nanotechnology and could be more a problem in the future which is why proper Bio-containment/Nano-containment protocols should be maintained at all times when working with Nano-technological devices and Biological Vectors. The problem of ecocide is not a new one as sometimes invasive species kill the species in a area like Hawaiian native plants are displaced by foreign plants which via natural selection are deemed weaker in that environment being isolated to a small island. The same is true if you use something that is highly evolved to survive like a Synthetic Biological weapon or Nano-technological Weapon it would greatly displace the natural micro-organisms and could spark hostile evolution of them making them more invasive to plants and animals, let this be a warning about Ecocide and Ecophagy to anyone that may create a Invasive species of Nano-machine. Worst case scenario is you kill everything on the planet by accident besides your Nano-machine, remember that and be careful when working with self-replicating devices.
Edited by VictorMedvil, 05 February 2019 - 08:39 PM.