Goo, Blue
BLUE GOO
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Nanites used as protection against grey goo and other destructive nanomachines, possibly even used for law-enforcement (nanarchy). It is sometimes used to denote any form of benign nanotechnology in the environment.
 
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    [1] A plague of bionano (non-drexlerian) goo; especially of strong biotic form. Green Goo outbreaks are (like Golden Goo) quite common, but easily managed, at least in those areas with good access to blue goo and equivalent.
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    [3] (archaic) The scenario of nanomachines or bio-engineered organisms used for human population control, either by governments or eco-terrorist groups (generally by sterilizing people through otherwise harmless infections).
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Development Notes
Text by M. Alan Kazlev

Initially published on 08 October 2001.