Formally, nanotechnology is the study of manipulating matter on an atomic and molecular scale. A common trope in science fiction works set in the future.

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A person contracts a biological pathogen that is collectively intelligent, forming a symbiosis

Trying to identify a story where: A person (man/woman?) somehow contracts a pathogen that leans to communicate with him. The pathogen is something like an amoeba. the person is hunted by others ...
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Story about curing poverty by injecting the poor with nanotechnology?

This was probably an Analog short story. Plot involved infecting the dregs of society with nanotech that gave them motivation and valuable skills. There was an essential ethical component to this ...
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What was the earliest science fiction story to use nanotechnology?

What was the first use of nanotechnology in a science fiction story? Richard Feynman gave a lecture "There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom" in 1959 which defined many of the concepts of the ...
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How smart are Borg nanoprobes?

By this I mean the following aspects of the same question: Can an individual nanoprobe act intelligently? Can a collection of nanoprobes (say in the same host) communicate with each other and act ...
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Book where everyone but one man had genetic modification

I remember, at some point, reading a book that I believe was a part of a short series. It was about a time when nearly everyone had some level of genetic modification, and one man for some reason or ...
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Title of story about Nanobots causing a nuclear apocalypse

I read a short story that was part of a series within the last three years. I think it was published then. I remember really enjoying it and I wanted to read more but I can't remember the title of it ...
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How do Xenosaga's KOS-MOS and her nanomachines work?

In Xenosaga, KOS-MOS is able to basically transform the frame and also function of her body and appendages into different weapons and abilities, even different energy and projectile weapon types, and ...
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Desperate search for a Sci-Fi book I read when I was younger [duplicate]

I've been desperately searching for a book I loved on every level that I read when I was at school (20 odd years ago). I've asked the local librarians, Google, you name it I've looked (even thought ...
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Borg nanites prior to First Contact and “Scorpion”

Are there any references, either in the official canon or in the Extended Universe, to Borg nanites and/or nanoprobes prior to First Contact and the Voyager two-parter "Scorpion"? During TNG, the ...
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Story involving a Nanotechnology breakdown

I am looking for a book that I read awhile ago but can't remember the name or author. The storyline is basically as follows: Nanotechnology is taking over the world and the rich are basically ...
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Looking for the title of a book about a ships crew altering themselves as needed through nanomachines

I can't remember many details as I read the book 6-7 years ago, but I recall that the crew would lie down in a tub filled with nanomachines and be transformed when they awoke.
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Looking for a science fiction story collection about nanotechnology — included a story about anti-graffiti paint

I remember reading it while in middle school in English in the United States, so the latest it would have come out was 1998. I don't remember if it was all one author, or even the same universe. These ...
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Looking for title of book about a man with nanomachines in blood

Back in the 90's I read a book and I have not been able to remember an author or a title, numerous searches have also found nothing. I can only remember random details about the book. It is about a ...
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Book about a teacher that is infected by a students father with nanobots, then has to escape because his people kill anyone with nanobots

I read it around 2002. The man lived in a community that was very old world and when he was infected with the nanobots it meant he would be killed. While escaping, his wife is killed. When he ran away ...
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Story about glass particles with memory [duplicate]

I'm looking for a story I read about 40 years ago in which there is memory retaining glass... At first people place sheets of the glass in lovely places, so that it can be fitted into a window frame ...
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grey goo planet which assimilates tech and spreads through the galaxy

I read this short story a while back about this grey goo planet, figured one of you might have happened upon it. starts off with a space fleet investigating a planet grey, completely spherical, ...
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What's the title of a book about a startup which writes bioware for eyes?

Please identify this book where the protagonist is a programmer who writes software/bioware for eyes. His startup company is working on a newer version of the bioware and is in a race with the ...
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Book series with an astronomer exploring a golden egg shaped spaceship in Earth orbit

So when I was younger I got a series of books involving an astronomer with Kung fu abilities who discovers a rogue object orbiting Jupiter. Next, he and his team figure out that it has left Jupiter's ...
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Title of book: “(something) World” nanotechnology, world-wide speed limit displayed in the sky,enforced by satelite weapons?

The protagonist awakes to find himself with amnesia, and the story is his journey to self-discovery. Two features of the story are nanotechnology in his body, and a world-wide speed limit, displayed ...
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War with remotely piloted micro-machines

While waiting to get onto a computer booked at the local library about 2 years ago, I picked up a sci-fi novel whose name and author I cannot recall and began reading. Elements of the opening part of ...
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Story Identification - sci fi novel with nanotech [closed]

It takes place in a desert city (Mojave, I think) - there is nanotech, a fair amount of dystopia, genetic modification, and I think someone sprouts wings in the end...kind of cyberpunk-ish.
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Is the digital series H+ based on any popular fiction work?

I have been following digital series H+ on YouTube. Was wondering if it is loosely based on (or inspired by) any existing Sci-fi work. Any pointers towards similar sci-fi will be appreciated. IMDB ...
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Book where a nanotech suit doubles as a spaceship and the hero is cast out of society

I remember in the book the hero lives in a world where nano-technology is widely used. He himself comes into possession of a nano-tech suit that plays the role of body armor, and (I think) even a ...
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Why was Darth Vader given a downgraded version of General Grievous's mechanics?

Darth Vader was given obsolete technology for his suit, as can be seen in this question. It seems odd that he wouldn't have been given similar technology. Why was this done?
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What is this book? Nanotechnology from the Moon destroying the world's technology

A friend of mine recently highly praised a Sci-Fi book he read, but could not recall the author/title since he read it a while back. He did provide many details but apparently not enough for my ...
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In Stargate Atlantis episode Lifeline, why doesn't the anti-replicator field affect Elizabeth Weir?

Her nanites ought to have been disabled by the field, why wasn't she affected? Is there an in-universe explanation that I missed?
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Why was Seed being developed instead of iterative building on an existing solution?

Why they built a seed technology for "open source nanotechnology" instead of iterative building on feed lines? The iterative build seems to be quite simple: Establish healthy community of open feed ...
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What caused the Melding Plague in Alastair Reynolds Revelation Space universe?

I'm looking for information on the origins/causes of the Melding Plague. Is the specific cause in the books (and I just missed it) ? Is there any other information from Reynolds (interviews, ...