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63 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 31 July 2009 04:25AM

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Comment author: DonGeddis 31 July 2009 08:48:27PM 4 points [-]

"Dust" has been used in SF for nanotech before. And especially runaway nanotech, that is trying to disassemble everything, like a doomsday war weapon that got out of control. I recalled the paperclip maximizer too. Oh, and the Polity/Cormac SF books by Neal Asher, with Jain nodes (made by super AIs) that seem to have roughly the same objective.