publication . Conference object . 2008

An Excess of Unthinking Material:The Tectonic of Flow in Zaha Hadid’s recent work

Ross, Liam;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2008
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Nanotechnology offers the future a new nightmare scenario, known as ‘Grey Goo’. What if Nano Robots – the invisible, automated and self-replicating workers of the future - get carried away, and perform their tiny duties with uncontrollable zeal? Our existing varied molecular structures could be eroded, reduced to more convenient common denominators. We could wake up to find the rich variety of life on earth homogenised, blended into a kind of post-mordial soup, or ‘Grey Goo‘.<br/>Today, and at the scale of building, do we not already face precisely this scenario? Two contemporary tendencies suggest as much. Existing industrial techniques of automation - the comb...
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free text keywords: virtual tectonics, digital technology
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