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1st Dec '16 3:36:25 PM laserpen
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* In Literature/WorldDominationInRetrospect, the VillainProtagonist Psycho Gecko has nanites that allow him to heal from anything up to and possibly including death, as well as change his phenotype and, if necessary, go GreyGoo on his enemies.
30th Oct '16 10:20:51 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{GURPS}}'' tech level progression is explicitly based on the idea that nanotechnology will take off between [=TL9 and TL10.=]
* Averted in ''{{Traveller}}'' except as an occasional {{Macguffin}}. Sourcebooks explicitly state that this was done to [[RuleOfCool protect their system]].

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* ''{{GURPS}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' tech level progression is explicitly based on the idea that nanotechnology will take off between [=TL9 and TL10.=]
* Averted in ''{{Traveller}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' except as an occasional {{Macguffin}}. Sourcebooks explicitly state that this was done to [[RuleOfCool protect their system]].
1st Jul '16 11:08:54 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Bionicle}}'': [[IncrediblyLamePun very small]] subversion, the inhabitants of [[spoiler:Mata Nui]] can be considered this. Given that [[spoiler:Mata Nui]] is a 40,000 foot tall HumongousMecha, the inhabitants would be like nanobots to him. Also, in a more literal sense, the microscopic Rahi, Protodites, could be seen as nanobots. Zaktan's body is entirely composed of them after a unfortunate encounter with the Shadowed One.

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* ''{{Bionicle}}'': ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'': [[IncrediblyLamePun very small]] subversion, the inhabitants of [[spoiler:Mata Nui]] can be considered this. Given that [[spoiler:Mata Nui]] is a 40,000 foot tall HumongousMecha, the inhabitants would be like nanobots to him. Also, in a more literal sense, the microscopic Rahi, Protodites, could be seen as nanobots. Zaktan's body is entirely composed of them after a unfortunate encounter with the Shadowed One.
24th Jun '16 5:35:33 PM ElectroKraken
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** Some of the novels featured a nanotech LivingWeapon from the Dark Age of Technology called the Bloodtide which started as a nanomachine swarm with individual intellects before merging into a single mind. This being 40K, it got possessed by a daemon and went around forcing the blood out of people's bodies.

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** Some of the novels featured a [[LivingWeapon weaponized]] nanotech LivingWeapon swarm from the Dark Age of Technology called the Bloodtide which started out as a nanomachine swarm with multiple individual intellects before merging into a single mind. This being 40K, it got possessed by a daemon and went around forcing the blood out of people's bodies.
23rd Jun '16 6:14:19 PM ElectroKraken
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** Flowstone, the rocklike substance that made up most of the artificial world of Rath in ''MagicTheGathering'', is made of DungeonPunk-style nanomachines that can be controlled by the mind, usually by Rath's ruler, the evincar. It can be shaped into semi-sentient beasts or unleashed as a viscous tidal wave. Flowstone is not self-replicating, though; it was produced in a factory in the now-destroyed stronghold, the evincar's fortress at the center of the plane.



* Flowstone, the rocklike substance that made up most of the artificial world of Rath in ''MagicTheGathering'', is made of DungeonPunk-style nanomachines that can be controlled by the mind, usually by Rath's ruler, the evincar. It can be shaped into semi-sentient beasts or unleashed as a viscous tidal wave. Flowstone is not self-replicating, though; it was produced in a factory in the now-destroyed stronghold, the evincar's fortress at the center of the plane.



** A nanotech LivingWeapon called the Bloodtide was featured in some of the novels when Chaos got a hold of it.

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** A Some of the novels featured a nanotech LivingWeapon from the Dark Age of Technology called the Bloodtide was featured in some of which started as a nanomachine swarm with individual intellects before merging into a single mind. This being 40K, it got possessed by a daemon and went around forcing the novels when Chaos got a hold blood out of it.people's bodies.



* ''Warhammer40K'': A nanomachine swarm from the Dark Age of Technology had individual intellects that merged into a single one. This being 40K, it got possessed by a daemon and went around forcing the blood out of people's bodies.
15th Jun '16 6:59:00 PM LordInsane
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* Given ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'s'' dabbling with ScienceFantasy elements, nanotechnology pops up in many forms. Perhaps the most peculiar is the nanite bloodline -- sorcerers who developed their inherent magic as a result of nanotech influencing their conception and inhabiting their bodies (culminating in you becoming a nanite swarm while retaining your personality and, most of the time, appearance).
29th May '16 6:33:34 PM Willbyr
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27th May '16 8:57:29 AM Morgenthaler
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11th Apr '16 8:57:51 AM TheTardisThief
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* Gavia from ''Webcomic/AliceGrove'' uses nanotechnology that lets her, among other things, levitate and create force fields.
28th Mar '16 3:36:02 PM WillKeaton
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** Non-Newtonian liquid suspensions: Basically, funny-shaped particles made by nanoengineering, floating in thick oil. Flexible when subjected to the force of human muscles, but turn ultra-rigid when compressed by something faster. Like a bullet. Body armor that can stop a rifle round and also allows one to do crunches like it wasn't there. It's basically a man-made enhancement of the forces that allow [[http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=720f7702c5ab116120e0&page=1&viewtype=&category= John Tickle to walk on custard]].

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** Non-Newtonian liquid suspensions: Basically, funny-shaped particles made by nanoengineering, floating in thick oil. Flexible when subjected to the force of human muscles, but turn ultra-rigid when compressed by something faster. Like a bullet. Body armor that can stop a rifle round and also allows one to do crunches like it wasn't there. It's basically a man-made enhancement of the forces that allow [[http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=720f7702c5ab116120e0&page=1&viewtype=&category= John Tickle to walk on custard]].custard.]]



* If you think about it, nanomachines are actually much OlderThanTheyThink, since proteins are essentially naturally occurring nanomachines. They are quite small, and they can accomplish functions like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enzyme facilitating chemical reactions]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Na-K-ATPase_pump pumping substances across barriers]], and when working together can even [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actomyosin cause macro-scale movement]] of objects [[note]]Without nanomachines, you wouldn't have been able to open this note. Reward them with a cup of a xanthine alkaloid. Preferably coffee.[[/note]].

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* If you think about it, nanomachines are actually much OlderThanTheyThink, since proteins are essentially naturally occurring nanomachines. They are quite small, and they can accomplish functions like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enzyme facilitating chemical reactions]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Na-K-ATPase_pump pumping substances across barriers]], barriers,]] and when working together can even [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actomyosin cause macro-scale movement]] of objects objects.[[note]]Without nanomachines, you wouldn't have been able to open this note. Reward them with a cup of a xanthine alkaloid. Preferably coffee.[[/note]].[[/note]]



** Another impressive example of an existing natural nanomachine is ATP synthase, which makes both the electric motor [[note]]specifically, a proton-motive electrostatic motor, complete with armature and stator[[/note]] ''and'' the reciprocating engine[[note]]the ATP-producing end is basically a 3-cylinder radial engine[[/note]].

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** Another impressive example of an existing natural nanomachine is ATP synthase, which makes both the electric motor [[note]]specifically, motor[[note]]specifically, a proton-motive electrostatic motor, complete with armature and stator[[/note]] ''and'' the reciprocating engine[[note]]the engine.[[note]]The ATP-producing end is basically a 3-cylinder radial engine[[/note]].engine.[[/note]]
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