When science fiction comes true

Michael Crichton wrote a book a called Prey about nanotechnology gone wrong – a swarm of nanobots that function as a hive and try to Borg the human race. Now British scientists have developed “Tiny “smart” devices that can be borne on the wind like dust particles could be carried in space probes to explore other planets” According to Dr John Barker, from the University of Glasgow, “the particles could use wireless networking to form swarms.” Cue ominous music, is that foreshadowing I hear? It’s a brilliant idea and combines everything I would want in a real life science fiction movie – space, technology, and the feeling you get when dreams (or books) become reality.