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    even if it's not possible today, maybe in 1000 years or even 10 000 years, this is just hypothetical question :P

    could there be a body made out of Nanotechnology? i mean a fully human-sized body that is composed of nanites?
    where the consciousness is transplanted and have free controll over the body?


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    Since nanites don't do much thinking for themselves, they are in constant communication with the offsite computer. When the user of nanites leaves the range of that computer, known as the 'bubble', most nanite functionality shuts down, and begins to only follow what tiny little programs the transponders have built in. This is typically just the upkeep program.

    Nanites can get very creative, with proper programming, in making biology work in ways it should not. Making 'living' beings out of alternative materials, or in unusual shapes and configurations are possible. Here are some things it can't do.
    It can't make gaseous life forms.
    It can't make liquid life forms(Goo is as liquid as it gets, any less cohesive and the life form becomes an inert puddle)
    It can't make radioactive life forms(They would damage the nanites constantly, making the transformation itself haphazard, and upkeep impossible, eventually leading to death)
    It can't make beings taller than about ninety feet or so, at which point, even with immense energy and nanite intervention, the life form would collapse on itself and expire.
    It can't make beings smaller than about six inches. Smaller than this and a sufficient number of nanites can't occupy the space without dangerously high concentration.
    Without an extensive, specialized, program, bodies must be one, whole, structure, not separate structures.
    Goo girls can not split themselves in two and act independently. One would live, the other would be inert, either rotting or later being reabsorbed by the still living goo girl.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmictraveler View Post
    Since nanites don't do much thinking for themselves, they are in constant communication with the offsite computer. When the user of nanites leaves the range of that computer, known as the 'bubble', most nanite functionality shuts down, and begins to only follow what tiny little programs the transponders have built in. This is typically just the upkeep program.

    Nanites can get very creative, with proper programming, in making biology work in ways it should not. Making 'living' beings out of alternative materials, or in unusual shapes and configurations are possible. Here are some things it can't do.
    It can't make gaseous life forms.
    It can't make liquid life forms(Goo is as liquid as it gets, any less cohesive and the life form becomes an inert puddle)
    It can't make radioactive life forms(They would damage the nanites constantly, making the transformation itself haphazard, and upkeep impossible, eventually leading to death)
    It can't make beings taller than about ninety feet or so, at which point, even with immense energy and nanite intervention, the life form would collapse on itself and expire.
    It can't make beings smaller than about six inches. Smaller than this and a sufficient number of nanites can't occupy the space without dangerously high concentration.
    Without an extensive, specialized, program, bodies must be one, whole, structure, not separate structures.
    Goo girls can not split themselves in two and act independently. One would live, the other would be inert, either rotting or later being reabsorbed by the still living goo girl.


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    Thanks but considering instead of offsite computer, was thinking the nanites would work like a neural network as if each nanite is a neuron like a giant brain
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    Thanks but considering instead of offsite computer, was thinking the nanites would work like a neural network as if each nanite is a neuron like a giant brain



    Since nanites don't do much thinking for themselves, they are in constant communication with the offsite computer. When the user of nanites leaves the range of that computer, known as the 'bubble', most nanite functionality shuts down, and begins to only follow what tiny little programs the transponders have built in. This is typically just the upkeep program.
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    @cosmictraveler, Repeating something doesn't make it any more or less true. Also, do you have any idea what you cited? It certainly isn't Wikipedia.

    @Mr. Painter, Nanites do not currently exist and how they will end up working is a matter of speculation. Individual neurons are certainly much simpler machines than the brain as a whole. Predicting the future, even 100 years, is pretty much just a guessing game.

    In this case, I'm not even sure we can say whether or not it would even be theoretically possible since we still don't know what role quantum processes play in the brain. (Some people think they're important, others don't.) If quantum processes are important, it may not be possible to copy the brain no matter how technology advances as the uncertainty principle would make it impossible to accurately measure all the necessary details. On the other hand, if you replaced each neuron with a functionally similar nanobot, one by one, when would you stop being you, if ever?
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