The "Kate Project," by Dr. Trip Dering On the practical application of nanotechnology in the Human Genome.
Posted 14 May 2011 - 03:27 AM
The project has been mostly successful up to this point. My wife, Kim, has accepted my decision to apply the process to our own child, and will be in the lab on May 6 to undertake the procedure. I can only hope that it will succeed. If at some point, that child reads this document, I hope that he/she will realize what a technological breakthrough this is.
The child has been born. We are now the parents of a healthy baby girl named Kate. It was an uncomplicated birth, and Kim has no signs of the nanites within her, so they are already actively working within Kate. My fellow scientists and I, along with the hospital staff, will continue to observe Kate for the next year.
(Five years later.)
Unfortunate news, Kate suffered a grave injury to her right arm, and we had to amputate it. The odd thing was, however, that she only cried a small bit after it happened (no real sounds of pain at all) and during the operation, we found out that the nanites had stopped blood flow to the arm completely. This is a major indicator of the project's success. We have worked together with a friend of ours, Dr. Eizer, and his son Darius for years now, and Darius had offered his services in constructing a mechanical arm for Kate.
The operation was a success. The nanites interfaced seamlessly with Darius's technology, and Kate is whole once more. She seems not to notice the difference at all, and moves the arm as easily as if it were her own original arm.
(A few years later.)
It seems that the Mavericks have finally noticed how popular our family has become with the scientific crowd. I can only hope that our Hunter friends can keep us safe. If not, and this technology falls into the wrong hands, who knows what could happen?
(One year before the Maverick attack on Dr. Dering's home.)
It seems that the Mavericks have been plotting for years now... I no longer feel safe even in my own home, but to go into hiding would provoke them even further, and possibly endanger the whole community. I have placed security around the house a year ago, but now they seem to believe nothing will happen. It seems that they (my security) are planning to leave.
I hadn't planned on putting this last line in here, but it is a must. If, for some unthinkable reason Kim and I leave the land of the living and Kate is left alone, I hope she can first, overcome the pain of losing parents, and second, fulfil her true role as a combat unit. Darius, I'm sorry for making unauthorized modifications to her arm... I hope you understand. Kate, if you are reading this, and we are no longer with you, I hope you can find your way. I have left you a custom Ride Chaser and Ride Armor for your own personal use, both of which can interface with your nano network completely. As this will probably be my last update, I have included a file that contains digital access codes to the hangar where the aforementioned Chaser and Armor are stored. Kate, by entering our secret code into the password field, you can access this data. I have provided the code to no-one else.
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File attached, download now? Y
Kate held back a tear, then suppressed a giggle as she slowly entered the password one letter at a time.
N A N O B A N A N A D I N G D O N G
A ping let Kate know that the password was successful and she downloaded the information onto her memory bank.
Posted 11 February 2012 - 01:29 AM
The DDN-000 Nanite System
The DDN Nanite System that I designed is a proprietary nanotechnology that borders on the nigh-impossible. The nanites are capable of replication, and are divided into many seperate types. The four main types are: Repair, Energy, Defense, and Combat. The Repair Nanites and Energy Nanites make up anywhere from 60% to 80% of the total amount at any one time. Their job is to speed the host's natural healing process, and expedite transfer of energy within the body. The Defense Nanites are the next main group, and maintain an average number of about 15%. They are specialized and are able to combat both physical and digital viruses. The final category is the one I am most afraid of. The Combat Nanites, while maintaining an average hold of around 5% of the total, are vastly dangerous if used wrongly. The host is able to, through thought process, infuse whatever he/she is touching with a small wave of Nanites, which then travel throughout the target, causing chaos to both biological and mechanical systems (by both reaching an extreme temperature and sending out a strong electric shock). After about five seconds without control from the main node, they then self-destruct, causing a miniature explosion that renders about two cubic inches of whatever they were inside useless.
I know that I am not the only scientist working on a nanosystem. I hope, however, that mine remains utilized in a peaceful manner. If someone reads this, I hope they can find whomever is using my nanite system and convince them to remain on the side of Good.
Kate, this document has been unsealed for your use. By entering your password again, it will download the unlock code for you to use the Nano Pulse move. Be warned however, that you can only use this move once an hour, as the nanites need time to rebuild.
Kate read this in silence. So this was how her nanites worked. She had often asked her father about this but he had never given her a straight answer... possibly as a means of protecting her.
Her mind went into overdrive when she read about the Nano Pulse move. Using her nanites for damaging purposes? She shuddered, then realized that she would have to do this. If she were to be called for combat, she'd need this added power. Entering her password a second time, she "felt" the data transmission to her main node, and knew that the move was unlocked. She disconnected from the computer and returned to the desk.