Matt Jones

Fear of Science

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The Prince of Wales is very good at choosing scientific developments which are on the edge of public awareness and using the media to raise fear about them. Of course, Charles is an expert on nanotechnology and therefore the right person to warn us all of the imminent threat of so-called Grey Goo and I'd hate to think that this was all some kind of publicity stunt. If only such a figure publicised the benefits of science in order to get themselves in the papers, but I guess good news doesn't sell. Grey Goo exists purely in the realm of science fiction (I can recommend Blood Music by Greg Bear) and I'm sure that this is where it will stay.