Should we weaponize nanotechnology?

Posted by: PetersSmith

Nanotechnology may be the best hope we have at curing cancer, and it has its other uses as well. However, if weaponized no nation has the power to stop it and it could act like a nuclear missile in the 1700s. Everyone would fear us and it could actually promote world peace.

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No, nanotechnology should be kept in the medical and domestic field. The military use of it is too dangerous and unnecessary.

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Yes, enhancing our soldiers with nanites, whether directly or through a suit, will give us the edge in combat. We can avoid civilian casualties through superhuman precision, our own men will be near invincible, and it will lessen the amount of soldiers sent in. This is the future.

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No, we should not use nanites in the first place. It's too risky and dangerous.

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Are you insane? Have you seen what nanotechnology can do to this world? Those who want to use nanites for any purpose are monsters. We need to stop this research now!

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Yes, the Red Goo theory may actually work. We may be able to control "grey goo" and prevent it from becoming all-consuming. It may allow us to strategically remove threats without harming civilians and without firing a shot. If a nation has this superweapon it would discourage all conflict. The benefits outweigh the risk.

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Formerland1 says2014-07-08T22:26:44.3879188-05:00
Some people are apposed to world peace , they must be dealt with by force ( obviously medicine comes first but weapons would be good to have too ).
debate_power says2014-07-09T17:35:31.1279066-05:00
Yeah, sure. World peace can only be achieved with the global insecurities created by mass-production of deadly nano-weapons. Right. If you need weapons to keep others in check, then you aren't doing a good enough job to even THINK about world peace, so excuse me. "Distrust and caution are the parents of security." -Benjamin Franklin
reece says2014-07-09T17:40:34.6874661-05:00
Debate_power : Are you implying there's something wrong with being a hippie? In your other comment that is..
debate_power says2014-07-09T17:41:39.4599637-05:00
No, I'm doing a sarcastic imitation.
debate_power says2014-07-09T17:45:02.3369926-05:00
I'm imitating the average, stereotypical gung-ho alpha-male pro-war sadist that thinks violence is the best way to solve problems and that anyone who believes in using peaceful means is stupid.
reece says2014-07-09T17:45:52.9433926-05:00
Debate_power :You should know sarcasm doesn't work well on here.But yeah i knew from your first reply..
debate_power says2014-07-09T17:46:54.0641926-05:00
I realize that, Reece. I'm just fed up with the people I was imitating. (You find them everywhere)

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