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[–] bambou1991 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

This is how grey goo starts.

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[–] Broc_Lia 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

I don't think that scenario is in any way realistic: It's unlikely we'll be able to produce an organism more capable of eating everything than what billions of years of evolution has already achieved.

Plus, if it were possible, the universe would be full of it: We're very likely not the oldest technologically advanced race.

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[–] chuckletrousers 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It's unlikely we'll be able to produce an organism more capable of eating everything than what billions of years of evolution has already achieved.

Yeah, they didn't eat all those plastic bottles during the Pleistocene either.