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  • Following on the nanos from the silo, let’s say the U.S designs a nano that could kill any individual. It’s does not do so automatically, rather the goal of the nano is to infect every person on earth and then lay dormant. When the nano receives a signal from their creator it kills its host. This essentially allows the creator to “turn off” any single person or any population at the push of a button. The nano is self-replicating and any person carrying it becomes a factory for more nanos which infect others. The nano lays dormant until it finds a host, so it could travel all around the world in the wind and infect someone just as easily as it would their neighbor.
  • At some point this nano is released and does infect every person on the planet, although it is infrequently used and only to take out specific targets. Very top secret sort of stuff. Maybe just used on terrorists of something.
  • At some point someone finds out about the nanos, could be a whistle blower or maybe someone finds them in a targets autopsy. They publicize the information and know which nation created the nanos.
  • The world goes nuts after this. Another superpower, let’s say Russia, attacks the U.S over the nanos. They send out the nukes and the U.S turns off the vast majority of the Russian population. Both nations are essentially destroyed and about a billion die.
  • So now the world is in shambles and everyone is still infected with these nanos. People know and are terrified over the prospect that they could be turned off by anyone with a computer and a radio. Also, people eventually figure out a way to trigger the nanos. Some ways are as sophisticated as the ones the creators used and can kill a population or an individual. Other methods are more crude and can only spam a geographic area killing all that are in it.
  • Eventually people come up with a way to remove the nanos from people. It’s an incredibly expensive process that take about a month. The way it works is much like dialysis. All of your blood is removed, filtered and pumped back into you. It takes so long because the nanos are in every part of the body and constantly replicating. Any waste the host expels (piss, shit, breath, sweat) must be immediately removed from the chamber where the process takes place otherwise they will re-infect the host.

  • This process and the fear leads to three very general population groups to form who all deal with the nanos in their own way.
  1. This group is more well off individuals who can afford the treatment to remove the nano and then leave the planet to live in orbit. Not only the super-rich but defiantly the top 15% of the population. They live in space stations and do not allow anyone infected on board. The final check is before boarding is to turn on the nanos in the airlock, killing anyone infected.
  2. The second group of people are still infected but live in lead lined bunkers. These bunkers would block any radio signal which may activate the nanos. So while they are still infected, they are not at risk of being killed.
  3. These people live normal lives. They are infected and are at risk of being “turned off” at anytime.
  • This scenario could lead to several types of conflicts.
  1. Infected people trying to get into orbit.
  2. Different nation’s space stations fighting over resources. Could be space in orbit, communication satellites, or raw materials.
  3. Colonizing a different planet to escape the nanos
  4. Trying to cure the general population.


ice nice work. Scathing and timely, especially on the heals of the Silo works. The would have made the zombie journalist books make sense as far as why the CDC was so devious. I was thinking of nano as stitched into everyday life. Cars would never break down because they would be self repairing. Illness obsolete for the same reason, the theme being “All you need is matter” and the nano can transform it into just about anything from the proper elements. Greg Bear did something like this in Slant (military tech). ice nice work. Scathing and timely, especially on the heals of the Silo works. The would have made the zombie journalist books make sense as far as why the CDC was so devious. I was thinking of nano as stitched into everyday life. Cars would never break down because they would be self repairing. Illness obsolete for the same reason, the theme being “All you need is matter” and the nano can transform it into just about anything from the proper elements. Greg Bear did something like this in Slant (military tech).
That sure provides the tension. Not knowing if your going to drop dead any minutes because you’re targeted for one reason or another. having the social stratification in place you outlined really give the characters reasons to seek control of the situation. Revolutionary themes throughout.
“I have no clue what to do with it. But it's just one idea”
Completely different theme would I was also thinking about coming across or participating in massive engineering projects. Circling stars around the mouth of a black hole as generators to slow the expansion of the universe and having these all over place. Or micro-engineering, like the nano, but at the chemical/physics level (we call in Cassidy) to communicate, create new species for living in space.

I think we have to be careful and maybe consider a pen name. We need to think of the typos of sci fi being written. The JJ Martin nostalgia laden stuff is really fun, but having been done, we don’t want to get labeled as imitators. Be nice to talk to the sci fi guy at Fredonia just to get a feel for what’s out there in the form of trends. Now that the Silo books are getting so much attention, we don’t want to follow too closely.

Working with a universe where the reader discovers what wthe characters consider as assumptions is a cool way to run a story. The reader gets to deduce what’s happening by the way the character interacts with the world. Like the world you proposed, if we had a set of rich characters running the spaces stations (maybe the ancestors of the fucks who put the nano killers in place) and then revolutionary (Elysium) seeking the cure for their own reasons. As the navigate their worlds, we reveal more and more about the story and how they got there. Etc.
“Exactly. My idea was to have a character in orbit who used to use the nanos to kill specific people. He finds out later he was using a crude method and
Ended up killing everyone in their village.”
We also might want to brain storm what the next science thing could be. I have this in my toolbar, it’s MIT’s campus magazine thing: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/ Stuff we see coming out commercially now, like portable light based keyboards, were developed in skunk works at MIT. How could we use these facts as zingers that sic fi readers like.

One thing that he didn’t paint in the Silo books was the actual killing process of the nanos. We could describe that in detail. I’m watching battleship and the aliens have those gnawing balls that chew through the ships. They are also smart enough to figure out what is an innocent and what’s a combatant. Red and green. We could magnify the inside of a cell, or the length of a neuron in the brain and describe the nano, what it looks like, how it determines what to destroy and the destruction process. Far enough extended, it could smarten people, control them, regulate them, etc. We should drop articles we like into this file as well. You know the blog of the silo guy, drop it in so I can see it. We can cobble together a lot of cool shit from those sources.
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I’ve been thinking about a real book all my life. My ethnography aside, this would be real and without being sentimental, an honor to work with you. We share many visions and are different enough that the differences will pull out the strengths of the narrative. Bakhtin called it the ‘essential tension’, of the things “slightly askew” that produces powerful work. We fit that description to the letter.



Deep web AI is either a comrade or an enemy (or both), but has the resources to supply the characters with critical data, pieces of the puzzle.



Characterization of quantum dots on hydrophobic and hydrophilic surfaces

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