SPOILERS AHEAD! The Grey Goo objectives are advanced by exploring space stations and fuel depots. These occasionally require a transporter ship upgrade.
///[JIL]: Quoting Existential Risk Theory 'Grey Goo'
[Excerpt...] Given assumed advances in nano-technology, molecular assemblers pose a definitive existential risk. If assemblers can create other assemblers (self-replicate), it's easy to see how quickly rogue (or intended) processes could transform matter at an exponential rate. It follows that such a process could be detrimental to humans directly (if we ourselves were deemed an acceptable source material), or indirectly (if anything which we rely upon was deemed an acceptable source material). [...Excerpt]
Fixed the food replicator on B-Wing. Just a hiccup in the communicator - firing crazy signaÕØó¥Ðö» to the molecular assemblers. No problem now though, made myself up an amazing slice of lemon meringue befoÕÑâëÑ è little fellas are firing on all cylinders again. Doubt anybody will complain ÑÀøÔÕÛÓ²üäéôí as fine as that pie.
I'll fire a report out to Leyland when I get back up to engineering, let them Øow their babies are all good.
///[JIL]: Linking with theory index 'grey goo'. 'Molecular Assemblers' reference requires further investigation.
Recommend course of action:  Gather further log data about 'Molecular Assemblers' from Space Stations or Fuel Depots
Objective 2 Edit
[Leyland Molecular Assembler Maintenance and Guidelines]
Expected Part-Per MillioÏþénts
Indö Class Type Recommended PPM 1001 [A-C] Food Replicators 20,000 - 30,000ppm 1002 [D-F] Medical Support 15,000 - 20,000ppm 1003 [H-I] Engineering 40,000 - 50,000ppm
Please ensure that you configure vessel scan to utilize the Holzhauer algorithm, refer to section 4B. Any concerns or queries about the part-per million count values should be dirÔ¾Û±ÙÎÀêward your Leyland liaison officer.
///[JIL]: Reference molecular assembler counts acquired. Holzhauer algorithm integrated. 'Grey goo' theory would posit an abnormally high quantity of molecular assemblers, scanning vessel with a large populace could confirm or deny this and is recommended.
///[JIL]: Recommend course of action:  Scan all rooms on a class A or B Space Station.
Objective 3 Edit
[BEGIN FILE] >Vessel Scan Results... Analyzing PPM ... SUCCESS Molecular assemblers ... NEGATIVE Detecting viral particles … POSTIVE Detecting biological forms … POSITIVE
SCAN RESULTS: >: No molecular assemblers identified. Traces of unidentifiable RNA virus detected.
<color=#62ddf9>///[JIL]: No conclusive reason evident why molecular assemblers are absent from vessel.</color>
///[JIL]: PPM results inconsistent with 'Expected Part-Per Millions Counts' reference. No documented case explains results. Submitted as supplemental: Unable to determine further course of action. [END FILE]
Supporting 1 Edit
We're a little unsure how the rat got down there, most probably an escapee from the labs o ÐúØ·Ðøâ Decomposition is isolated to the lower abdomen but is inconsistent with the rest Ñhe remains, a seemingly foreign viscous material covering what may üéæ ¦ÒçñÐéÕõïnitial wound.
<color=#62ddf9>///[JIL]: Inconsistent decomposition comparable to theoretical discussion in 'grey goo' theory index.</color>
There have been some concerns regarding the molecular assemblers that aø¾÷ÔîàðÛÕ aboard the vessel, and with the rate of decomposition being so peculiar I recommend an immediate report be sent to Leyland Corp. Something isn't right, anûùøÕÑ½êÓåæúÝñat I fear, then we need to do something ïÞÍú¿®ïùþÜåÜ
///[JIL]: Relevant to 'grey goo' due to mention of 'Leyland' and 'assemblers'. Submitted as supplemental: Unable to determine further course of action.
Supporting 2 Edit
Testing is coming along well. The multi-processor system we use between the assemblers is proving pretty incre¡õîô÷òÛîÞõæ×ðplication of material for the transmitters aboard the outer shells of the test probe was mind-blowing. As soon as the heat changes on the transmitter material the assemblã¶ÑÒÐÂì ãÌýmending the material to be something more suitable for the extreme temperature change.
///[JIL]: Note: Additional Benefit and role of Molecular Assemblers identified
Next is to get them to pre-empt that change in extrãýæòûÐå¯×ï½ûýÚðäþ¨ðem to think, not just react. I feel like I'm a part of something here. I love science!
///[JIL]: Relevant to 'grey goo' due to mention of 'assemblers'. Mention of 'think' infers possible AI interaction. Submitted as supplemental: Unable to determine further course of action.
Supporting 3 Edit
Yeah, I got it on the wire, overheard it myself. It could just be another routine contract but eveãôÂõÝ±ó§ØÓùÄÜÚöÎÑß¨Î tech speculation articles, I have a better idea…
What do you think about military involvement? Hear me out, we know MUTEKI holds contracts with the military. Leyland working with Óúçû÷øþÐõ a back door for the military into Leyland's tech? Militarized assemblers! Fear is compelling. I know, I know, but ÷àç üó tag it as a 'futures' piece. Thoughts?
///[JIL]: Relevant to 'grey goo' due to mention of 'Leyland' and 'assemblers'. Military use currently deemed too speculative. Submitted as supplemental: Unable to determine further course of action.
Supporting 4 Edit
@SRamirez: Stop dwelling on it man. I get complaints like this every day - filter in, filter out type of stuff. I had a complaint froÏÙ½¨÷ô÷÷¨Íê saying he'd a stomach ache after eating three slices of cake from a replicator. Three slices, and the guy's blaming the assemblers!! Do you know how many dead rats they find on vessels every day? You've got nothiöüéÜorry about, just a bored scientist in space.
///[JIL]: Record evident of public hysteria relating to technological advancement. No discernible connection between the consumption of cake and assemblers.
@JMartin: Haha, yeah I get you man, and I know your right. We made it that they can turn a brick of sludge into whatever they want for dinner. I even hear we're close on our first cured disease! Quality of life stuff you know. They don't get how much better everythõÒÖªîóØëÚ¬ÄáÏÄìÕìèêòÁ·£ØþþÜmber how bad freeze-dried ice-cream was?
///[JIL]: Relevant to 'grey goo' due to mention of 'replicator' and 'assemblers'. Submitted as supplemental: Unable to determine further course of action.