Nanotechnology is the next step in technology evolution and it could be used to solve serious problems or create new ones. A big risk or danger is the deliberate design of weapon or control systems for which there is no defense.
- "In my view the advanced form of nanotechnology is arguably the greatest existential risk that humanity is likely to confront in this century" - Dr Nick Bostrom (Oxford University)
- "There’s the potential to do great good with them but there’s also the possibility that we wreck destruction" – Nick Pope (British Ministry of Defense ret.)
- "I have a feeling based on a human history that we’ll actually just turn this into a biological weapon of mass destruction." – Nick Pope (British Ministry of Defense ret.)
Nanotechnology: Enemy of the State Series