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A 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, a scenario known as ecophagy (“eating the environment”). (Volume#9, 2006)
The Roots of suburbia
The apparent reversal of the exodus from the countryside to the rapidly growing cities produced by the Industrial revolution was the result of several environmental and economics policies which came about due to many contributing factors. Between the 1890s and 1920s the rapidly growing cities of the industrialised world were subject to many militant strikes and demonstrations, characterised by a workforce which could be quickly mobilised from the densely populated tenements they inhabited.
1. Mutations are changes in the DNA sequence of a cell’s genome and are caused by radiation, viruses, transposons and mutagenic chemicals, as well as errors that occur during meiosis or DNA replication. They can also be induced by the organism itself, by cellular processes such as hypermutation. (Koolhaas et al, 2001)
2. An alteration or change, as in nature, form, or quality
3. The act or process of being altered or changed