Tabby (tabby@psn.net)
Thu, 01 Jan 1998 04:13:44 -0700


>What's nanotechnology? How was in featured in G Gundam?
>
>Jorge

A friend or mine once referred to it as the "magic pixie dust" of science
fiction. Nanotechnology relies on nanites, microscopic robots capable of
deconstructing/reconstructucting material on a microscopic or even
molecular scale. A nanotech colony in a plate of armor could rebuild or at
least signifcantly repair damage to the armor, first by collectin any chips
of armor as soon as thier released by damage, and simply rebuilding them
into the armor. Imagine a collection of nanites as a colony of bacteria
that can tear apart or create any substance, and then consider that it can
be precisely controlled by a computer.

The Devil Gundam was built to introduce nanotechnology to Earth's ecology,
in hopes that the self-replicating microscopic robots could clean up the
environment. Although it was not used as intended, the D Gundam's
nanotechnology had some startling effects in G Gundam.

tby

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