Deep in an abandoned underground lab in Russia, a self-improving cybernetic intelligence has decided that he wants to take control of as many humans as possible using nanobots that he created within the lab. His goal is to simply spread the bots all around the atmosphere in a transparent fog. Since they appear semi-transparent, very few people are going to raise suspicion towards these bots, as they don't travel in large, visible masses. The bots then get into the water supply and all over the air, infecting animals and eventually humans. Once they reach the brain, they send out a few electromagnetic signals to not only attract any other bots in the air, but also change the human's behavior a bit to make it easier for more nanobots to enter the system, or spread it to others.
When the time eventually comes, those that have a significant nanobot build-up will have their entire nervous system under the control of the main intelligence.
A few details on the nanobots.
- They are transparent to the naked eye in large masses, though are a bit visible like glass.
- -They power themselves with carbohydrates or sugars found all over the environment.
- They cannot self replicate
- Each one is 1000 nanometers in length
- It takes about 3 grams of bots to take control of an entire person, and since not all humans need to be controlled, then there would need to be at least 10,000 tons to transport across the planet.
My two questions are simply as follows:
-Is the idea of firing multiples rockets and blowing it all over the atmosphere an effective method to spreading the nanobots all around the globe without the world reacting in time to figure out whats going on? or is it better to just infect local people and then ship the bots all over the world? Or are there any other better, quicker, and smarter methods?
-Since this isn't a self-replicating virus, how long would it take for the intelligence to infect a significant amount of people with the shipping method?