Nanotube-producing Bacteria Show Manufacturing Promise
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December 10, 2007: Engineers have discovered bacteria which produce naturally semi-conducting nanotubes. It is thought that this discovery could benefit the electronics industry immensely.



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  • These bacteria are likely going to be genetically modified for industrial use. What happens if a mutant strain of such bacteria got loose and starts growing in people's brains?
  • Similarly, mutant strains of these could cause a grey goo scenario, causing the world to be covered with semi-conducting nanotubes which may then be inhabited by an ecoystem of artificial intelligences.
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