September 26, 2011
Very informative clip about developments in nanotechnologies, with some of the upsides and some the downsides.
In 2006, the City of Berkeley, California amended its Hazardous Materials Law to include nanoparticles.
Nanometers are a billionth of a meter. Take a hair off the top of your head, and find something 100,000 times thinner than that is a nanometer. Would it be possible for microscopic robots, on that kind of scale, to malfunction and cause an environmental catacylsm?
Beware, the “Grey Goo!”