Four factors regarding nanoweaponry stability/instability:
1. "The most obvious is the massive destructiveness of all-out nuclear war . . Nuclear weapons cause indiscriminate destruction; nanotech weapons could be targeted."
2. "Nuclear weapons require massive research effort and industrial development, which can be tracked far more easily than nanotech weapons development;"
3. "nanotech weapons can be developed much more rapidly due to faster, cheaper prototyping."
4. "Finally, nuclear weapons cannot easily be delivered in advance of being used; the
opposite is true of nanotech."
Let us not, however, go and put the cart before the horse. Nanotechnology is still in the infancy stage of development. Weapons are still a thing of science fiction? Do not put yourself in an excessive fret fearing the micro [nano] - - at least not yet! "Materials" can be made using nanotechnology, but as for "processes, functions, devices, 'factories'" - - you are going to have to wait a while?"August 21, 2008, the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies estimates that over 800 manufacturer-identified nanotech products are publicly available, with new ones hitting the market at a pace of 3-4 per week."http://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/20 ... ponry.html