Well, as long as the Commune is prepared to offer Umeria assurances to this effect, Commune cloud citizens are more or less free to travel in Umeria with only the most minor and noninvasive restrictions (mostly the aforementioned scans). Utility fog is a somewhat different question, because it does pose a bio-equivalent-hazard in principle.Stas Bush wrote:Just FYI, most of the Commune's nanorobotics, especially higher-grade, are not self-replicating. The nonsentient utility fog may be self-replicating, but antiagathics and cloud bodies are most certainly not. These types of nanorobots are produced at specified nanoassemblers.
So a Commune cloud is not a "grey goo" threat, unless it brings said grey goo with it - which is easy enough to determine by running a scan on it's composition.
Antiagathics are another question; you'd have to take that up with MiniWell and their equivalent of the Food and Drug administration. Assuming the Commune can document that antiagathics don't have significant medical side effects (and I presume they can), the Technocracy would not prevent them from being distributed. Though if significant numbers of Umerian citizens are flying off to join the Commune as the price for their doses of anti-agathics, Umeria will look into duplicating the technique among its own citizenry.
Of course, I'm sure you wouldn't start trying to destabilize the internal politics of one of the few nations in known space that isn't disturbed by your political system and dominated by rampaging capitalists or monarchists, right, Comrade Stas?