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6th May '17 8:04:51 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries'' - According to [[AllThereInTheManual The Official Movie Guide]], Protoforms are made up of densely packed nanomachines. This is the semi-official HandWave for any transformation "cheats" in the films and where, for example, the rubber for Optimus' tires comes from.

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* ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries'' ''Film/TransformersFilmSeries'' - According to [[AllThereInTheManual The Official Movie Guide]], Protoforms are made up of densely packed nanomachines. This is the semi-official HandWave for any transformation "cheats" in the films and where, for example, the rubber for Optimus' tires comes from.
31st Mar '17 3:26:58 PM nombretomado
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* Nanotech is a big part of everyday life in ''OrionsArm'', sometimes to the extent of replacing all natural microbes in an environment. One thing it's not very good for is combat, unless the group using it has the element of surprise.

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* Nanotech is a big part of everyday life in ''OrionsArm'', ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'', sometimes to the extent of replacing all natural microbes in an environment. One thing it's not very good for is combat, unless the group using it has the element of surprise.
26th Mar '17 1:20:10 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* The villain in ''Fanfic/ShadowchasersConspiracy'' uses a special {{Magitech}} variant of nanomachines as a primary weapon that acts as both a computer virus and a regular virus, able to spread from one to the other with equal ease. The limits of their powers are not yet revealed, but one doctor claims that an outbreak of them could combine the worst aspects of a MillenniumBug and Literature/TheAndromedaStrain combined. ("To use a rather trite analogy", he adds.) Jalal explains what a GreyGoo scenario is (with rather graphic accuracy) simply to scare an infected victim into taking it seriously when she doubts how dangerous it is.
23rd Mar '17 10:23:36 PM Discar
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* Nanomachines have been mentioned on various occasions in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', and several {{Story Arc}}s have featured them heavily.

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* Nanomachines ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'': Nanomachines, generally referred to as "nannies," have been mentioned on various occasions in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', occasions, and several {{Story Arc}}s have featured them heavily.heavily. They vary between mil-spec soldier boosts (illegal outside the military) that increase all physical abilities, civilian strength and immune-system enhancements, and the Lazarus SuperSoldier boosts that can turn someone into a killing machine strong enough to punch through a tank, with the side effect of near-perfect immortality. Various human black ops projects spend generations trying to keep the immortality while getting rid of the SuperSoldier part, but progress was hampered by the fact that they found it incredibly useful as a secret weapon to let them put highly trained agents in the bodies of sleeper agents scattered around Terran space. [[spoiler:The main characters ultimately solve the problem practically overnight, and give immortality to everyone]].
-->'''Dr. Bunnigus:''' The military research agency in control of the project did the only logical thing.\\
'''Breya:''' Oh let me guess... and I'm going to go with irony here: They kept it a secret "in order to save lives."\\
'''Dr. Bunnigus:''' Correct. Also, they deployed it so they could kill people.
11th Mar '17 4:15:47 PM nombretomado
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* ''Xombi'', from MilestoneComics, is about a scientist who becomes a superhero after being injected with a nanomachine "virus" that's [[HealingFactor capable of extensive tissue regeneration]].

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* ''Xombi'', from MilestoneComics, Creator/MilestoneComics, is about a scientist who becomes a superhero after being injected with a nanomachine "virus" that's [[HealingFactor capable of extensive tissue regeneration]].
20th Feb '17 2:40:05 PM TightfistedKouprey
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One reasonably common science-fiction scenario involves nanomachines being programmed to build copies of themselves using materials in their environment. If not stopped, such nanobots could theoretically grow exponentially, turning all available material on Earth into more nanobots and ending life as we know it -- this is known as the "GreyGoo" scenario. Some scientists (and noted homeopathy fan, HRH The Prince of Wales) have expressed concern that this scenario could actually happen in real life, although most consider it extremely [[http://nanotechweb.org/cws/article/indepth/19648 unlikely]].

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One reasonably common science-fiction scenario involves nanomachines being programmed to build copies of themselves using materials in their environment. If not stopped, such nanobots could theoretically grow exponentially, turning all available material on Earth into more nanobots and ending life as we know it -- this is known as the "GreyGoo" scenario. Some scientists (and noted homeopathy fan, HRH The Prince of Wales) have expressed concern that this scenario could actually happen in real life, although most consider it extremely [[http://nanotechweb.org/cws/article/indepth/19648 unlikely]].
unlikely]] to be accidentally built.
24th Jan '17 10:53:05 PM GringsKodai
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** The T-3000 in ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'' takes it a step further. It is made completely out of nanomachines (dubbed "machine phase matter" in the film) that have [[spoiler:infected and converted a human subject, in this case John Connor himself.]]
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.
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