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Inspired by: FP7 » New Nanoweapons Developed

version: 1 / created: 2010-07-12
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Originally submitted by: Anthony Walker
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Source of inspiration

European Commission Framework Programme for RTD (FP7)

Theme/activity of inspiration

Theme 4 - Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials & new production technologies

Sub-theme/area of inspiration

Nanotechnologies and converging technologies


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New Nanoweapons Developed


(approx. 150 words)
Please describe the Wild Card (approx. 150 words)
Warfare is revolutionised by the advent of molecular nano weapons - molecules converted into tiny computers are able to target enemy structures and the first developers of these super weapons gain a global advantage


Nano, Weapons, global domination, molecular, computers, Nanoweapons


Closest timeframe for at least 50% likelihood
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Features of life if the wild card manifests

Feature 2: education and research environment
Research in to Nanoweapons would become of high importance.
Feature 3: consumers, markets and lifestyles
First country to develop such systems could charge enormous price to pass on knowledge - if they wished.
Feature 4: technology and infrastructure
Nanoweapons become the norm and technological advances with Nano-materials progress quickly from here onwards.
Feature 5: politics and global affairs
First country to develop such weapons could potentially gain global domination if weapons used to their advantage. Other countries would have to submitt to demands made
Feature 7: security and defence
Security would need much improvement to avoid domination by country holding the weapons. Defence against such weapons would be difficult.