Thomas Yung (msgundam@mediaone.net)
Thu, 9 Mar 2000 11:59:14 -0500


If you watch Star Trek: The Next Generation & Voyager, the you can understand more about nanotechnology. In "Trek", basically, if you break it down they're microscopic constructive robots with the ability to rebuild, construct or break down whatever they're programmed to do.

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  ----- Original Message -----
  From: garrick lee
  To: gundam@aeug.org
  Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2000 11:31 AM
  Subject: Re: [gundam] Re: What will it be, since Turn A combines all Gundam Was: Re: [...

  --- Tabby <tabby@psn.net> wrote:
  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

  a bit off the side, but i think the problem with
  "devil gundam" (and the rest of g gundam series) is
  that it's almost deliberately misleading. the machine
  was meant as earth's savior, yet it was named "devil
  gundam" from the start -- symbolically paired against
  the god gundam (how allegorical can you get before it
  becomes cheese?).

  the plot twists are nice, but when you think back to
  the past of the story, you get the feel that the plot
  twist was put there for the sake of having a plot
  twist to throw the viewer off track. that is not an
  example of a good plot twist, to me.

  -garrick
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