Shane Hope

"Yes, but [grey goo] will be our children.",

2009

Archival pigment print

48" x 48" (122 x 122cm)

Grey Goo – hypothetical end-of-the-world scenario involving molecular nanotechnology in which out-of-control self-replicating robots consume all matter on Earth while building more of themselves (K. Eric Drexler coined).

“Will robots inherit the earth? Yes, but they will be our children.” – Marvin Minsky

In this print can be seen: sundry atomic debris, proteins, DNA, sheets of graphite, novel synthetic molecules, forced secondary structures, viable nano-machinery parts, etc…

Shane Hope

"Yes, but [grey goo] will be our children." (detail)

"Yes, but [grey goo] will be our children." (detail)

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