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    Space 2011-12 Nanotech DA

    NANOTECHNOLOGY!

    2NC Impacts...........................................................................................................................................................2

    Nanotech Bad - War...............................................................................................................................................4

    Nanotech Bad - Nuclear Proliferation..................................................................................................................5

    Nanotech bad Militar !a"eo#er........................................................................................................................$

    Nanotech Bad %&W Nu"e War............................................................................................................................'

    Nanotech Bad !errorism.....................................................................................................................................(

    Nanotech Bad !error ) *n#ironment..............................................................................................................++

    Nanotech Bad *n#ironment..............................................................................................................................+2

    Nanotech Bad - Pollutants...................................................................................................................................+,

    Nanotech Bad *tinction..................................................................................................................................+4

    Nanotech Bad - enocide.....................................................................................................................................+$Nanotech Bad *conom....................................................................................................................................+'

    Nanotech Bad Imperialism...............................................................................................................................+/

    0*conom1.............................................................................................................................................................+/

    Nanotech Bad Biosphere...................................................................................................................................+(

    Nanotech Bad isease.......................................................................................................................................23

    Nanotech Bad Middle *ast................................................................................................................................2+

    Nanotech Bad Biopoer...................................................................................................................................22

    Nanotech Bad rms 6ace.................................................................................................................................2,

    !7 Nano rms ill be controlled.......................................................................................................................25

    !7 No 6eplication...............................................................................................................................................2$

    !7 *port Controls 8ol#e ..................................................................................................................................2'

    !7 9at 9in:ers....................................................................................................................................................2/

    !7 8tic" 9in:ers................................................................................................................................................2(

    !7 8malle 08tic" fin:ers1................................................................................................................................,+

    !7 6e:ulations 8ol#e..........................................................................................................................................,2

    ,. 9ederal incenti#es don;t include re:ulations..................................................................................................,,

    !7 Nano-8hields.................................................................................................................................................,4

    Nanotech Bad Must 6e

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    2NC Impacts

    1. Deeopment o" nanotech ea#s to the c$eat%on o" se"-$ep%cat%n& nano'ots( )h%ch )% $ep%cate o*to" cont$o

    Sean Ho)a$#, British political scientist and editor of Disarmament Diplomacy, 2002. Nanotechnology and Mass Destruction: heNeed for an !nner Space reaty," Disarmament Diplomacy, !ssue #$

    %rocesses of se"-$ep%cat%on( se"-$epa%$ an# se"-assem'+ a$e an %mpo$tant &oa o" ma%nst$eamnanotechnoo&%ca $esea$ch. &ither accidentally or 'y design, precisely such processes could act to rapidly and drastically alteren(ironments, structures and li(ing 'eings from )ithin. !n e*tremis, such alteration could de(elop into a +doomsday scenario+, thenanotechnological eui(alent of a nuclear chain-reaction - an uncontrolla'le, e*ponential, self-replicating proliferation of+nanode(ices+ che)ing up the atmosphere, poisoning the oceans, etc. hile accidental mass-destruction, e(en glo'al destruction, isgenerally regarded as unli/ely -eui(alent to fears that a nuclear e*plosion could ignite the atmosphere, a prospect seriouslyin(estigated during the Manhattan %roect - a deli'erately malicious programming of nanosystems, )ith de(astating results, seemshard to rule out. s ay 3ur4)eil points out, if the potential for atomic self-replication is a pipedream, so is nanotechnology, 'ut if the

    potential is real, so is the ris/: 5,%tho*t se"-$ep%cat%on( nanotechnoo&+ %s ne%the$ p$act%ca no$ econom%ca+"eas%'e. An# the$e%n %es the $*'. ,hat happens %" a %tte so"t)a$e p$o'em %na#e$tent o$ othe$)%se

    "a%s to hat the se"-$ep%cat%on6 e may ha(e more nano'ots than )e )ant. hey could eat up e(erything in sight. ... ! 'elie(ethat it )ill 'e possi'le to engineer self-replicating nano'ots in such a )ay that an inad(ertent, undesired population e*plosion )ould'e unli/ely. ... But the 'igger danger is the intentional hostile use of nanotechnology. Once the 'as%c technoo&+ %s aa%a'e(%t )o*# not 'e #%""%c*t to a#apt it as an instrument of )ar or terrorism. ... Nuclear )eapons, for all their destructi(epotential, are at least relati(ely local in their effects. The se"-$ep%cat%n& nat*$e o" nanotechnoo&+ ma/es %t a "a$&$eate$ #an&e$.1

    2. Se"-$ep%cat%n& nanotech #est$o+s the ent%$e *n%e$se o*t)e%&hs a othe$ et%nct%on %mpacts!

    7o)ard 3he%n&o#, 8ppointed lecturer at Stanford, &ditor &meritus of hole &arth e(ie), 9tne Maga4ine !ndependent%ress )ard, )idely recogni4ed as a leading authority on social implications of technology, ;all, 1m1$10=is>n?#=ai>12#@$???

    !t loo/s as if something e(en more po)erful than thermonuclear )eaponry is emanating from that same, strangely fated corner of Ne)Me*ico )here nuclear physicists first /ne) sin. hose )ho follo) the progress of artificial-life research /no) that the effects of

    messing )ith the engines of e(olution might lead to forces e(en more regretta'le than the demons unleashed at lamogordo. Ateast n*cea$ )eapon$+ an# '%oc%#a technoo&%es on+ th$eaten %"e on Ea$th( an# #on5t th$eaten tocontam%nate the $est o" the *n%e$se.hat+s the larger ethical pro'lem of a-life. The technoo&+ o" se"-$ep%cat%n& mach%nes that co*# eme$&e %n "*t*$e#eca#es "$om to#a+5s a-life $esea$ch m%&ht escape "$om h*man o$ een te$$est$%a cont$o( %n"est the soa$s+stem, and, gi(en time, '$ea/ o*t %nto the &aa+. I" the$e a$e othe$ %nte%&ent spec%es o*t the$e, theym%&ht not $eact 'eneoent+ to e%#ence that h*mans hae #%spe$se# %nte$stea$ st$%p-m%n%n& $o'otsthat'reed, multiply, and e(ol(e. !f there are no other intelligent species in e*istence, may'e )e )ill end up creating Aod, or the De(il,

    depending on ho) our minds+ children e(ol(e a 'illion years from no). he entire story of life on earth thus far might 'e ust the)et)are prologue to a longer, larger, drier tale, etched in silicon rather than car'on, and 'lasted to the stars -- purposi(e sporesprogrammed to see/, gro), e(ol(e, e*pand. hat+s )hat a fe) people thin/ they are on the (erge of in(enting.

    Scena$%os %/e that ma/e the potent%a "o$ &o'a the$mon*cea$ )a$ o$ #est$*ct%on o" the '%osphe$e oo/%/e a $eat%e+ oca p$o'em. 6%oc%#e o" a "e) h*n#$e# tho*san# spec%es %nc*#%n& o*$sees %s one/%n# o" eth%ca p$o'em7 t*$n%n& someth%n& %/e the A%en oose on the cosmos %s a )hoe ne) ee o"eth%ca apse.

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    8. Nanotech can cons*me the )o$# %n ess than th$ee #a+s

    ohn o'ert 9a$o), freelance ournalist, nanotech author, mem'er of the Scientific d(isory Board, pril 0:8Nanosecurity andthe ;uture 8if ny" NanoNe)s No) Monthly eport, http:==))).ohnro'ertmarlo).com=sa>>art--nanosecurityC20andC20theC20futureC20ifC20any.html

    )orld-threatening scenario could come a'out as the result of an accidentmost li/ely an accident in(ol(ing)eaponi4ed nanites already programmed to destroy things. hate(er its origin, the progress of a nanoe(ent could 'eincredi'ly rapid. o'ert . ;reitas, r., author of the landmar/ four-(olume Nanomedicine series, lays out some grim possi'ilities inhis paper Some Eimits to Alo'al &cophagy 'y Bio(orous Nanor