Okay so still working on the background for my Sci-Fi universe. I actually enjoy doing this but figure I need to stop soon and start putting a story together for all this background jazz I have put together.
So, here is what I was thinking of with nanites. Nanites being those little microscopic buggers that Sci-Fi likes to talk about. Usually in movies they look like a goo or a swarm of gnats or things just start falling apart where they are supposed to be.
Anyway here is what I am thinking:
Nanites: Man has learned to create and use biological and mineral based nanites. The biological ones are put into people and animals to help protect them against disease, injury, radiation, etc.. Humans get their initial load of nanites when they enter high school, this is also the time they get their MindNet, a biological computer grown in a person’s brain. People can check and provide a few commands to the nanites via the MindNet connection.
Additional nanites are provided to people depending on their jobs. Otherwise they get replaced during the regularly scheduled refit. They can last anywhere from 6 to 10 years but are replaced more regularly because while they might last, some are destroyed and others wear down depending on usage.
Animals get nanites if they are pets or foodstock. The foodstock nanites help the animals maintain their health but also helps to sculpt the animal for best meat cuts.
Nanites are also used for buildings or structures. Each building has an army of nanites to check the structural integrity of buildings, ships, stations, armor etc… They repair the structures, make additions or tear down structure.
Man does not perform construction anymore. All new buildings or things are built with nanites and “building blocks”. You can go to the store and buy buckets of nanites that form a solid substance in the bucket until an activation code is purchased. The bucket is a hi tech container that has an activation keypad. The user keys in the activation code and then links their MindNet to the bucket. The nanites remain in solid form until the user determines the building requirement.
Using their MindNet, the user goes to the nanite vendor site to create the project. The site helps the user form the targeted design and then provides the technical foundation for the project. Once determined, the user inputs the number of buckets of nanites they have and the site tells the user how many “building blocks” are needed.
“Building blocks” are base material blocks that the nanites will tear apart to reform into the desired product. The design program will tell the user where to position buckets and building blocks and then provide the code that the user will input into each bucket. Each bucket gets its own code and once inputted the bucket will contact the design program to determine what they are to build. After all buckets are activated the user sits back and watches the product be built.
For space based structures, a frame is built by robots, then moved into position. Small bubble objects are then attached to the structure. Inside is the nanite controller and building blocks. They then proceed to build. The robots then bring more building blocks as needed.
To build the underground cities, robots will drill down into the ground and pump up the heated Sodor (rock slag that is near a lava texture) to start forming the surface mega structure of the city. Special Nanites take the heated Sodor and start forming the structure. Basically the difference beween Sodor and lava is the nanites create a lattice which provides for a massively strong material. These nanites also work underground smoothing the external structures and cooling the Sodor once it is in position.
So what do you think?