Disintegrating of ordinary (nano-enabled, molecularly-manufactured) products by remote signal

Disintegrating of ordinary (nano-enabled, molecularly-manufactured) products by remote signal

Wild Card's progress: advanced

This Wild Card came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Wild Card: 
Theme 10 - Security

The sub-theme that best relates to this Wild Card: 
Security and society

Likelihood timeframe and scenario features : 
now-2050

Wild Card's description 
In the future industry most products are manufactured by "bottom-up" molecular nanotechnology, and many have built-in expiry date (when they automatically disintegrate for recycling). Terrorists or criminals find a way to disintegrate functioning products or critical equipment "into dust and ashes" by using remote signals.