- Posted December 10, 2009 by
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Nanotechnolgy: Enemy of the State Series
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.)
Nanosilver particles are being used today “We’ve developed a machine which we can release again into the body and that machine can target the cancer even when we can’t see that cancer on an MRI or some other imaging modality. You can actually watch the tumors go away, it’s that rapid. They don’t come back and the animals are completely healthy” – David L. Carroll (Wake Forest University)
Nanotechnology can be used to punch holes into blood vessels, damage the brain, and damage the heart and like any other advanced technology nanotechnology can be used to attack the credibility of victims of crime or used to mimic disease.
Another example is technology that mimics mental illness to increase the attack on the credibility or psychological integrity of a victim of crime.
Nanotechnology can be used to put voices in a person’s head by having nanotechnology attach its self to bone and using bone resonance to put sound or voices in a person’s head for example.