Supercomputer nanotechnology predicted in ‘Cloud’
Once again, the technology in author Nathan Mcgrath’s novel prooves to be frighteningly prophetic.
ScienceDaily (Mar. 30, 2012) — Scientists have taken an important step forward in developing a new material using nano-sized magnets that may lead to electronic devices, with greater processing capacity than is currently feasible. Now, researchers from Imperial College London have demonstrated how a honeycomb pattern of nano-sized magnets, in a material known as spin ice can be used to store computable information. The arrays can then be read by measuring their electrical resistance.
In the dystopia nanopunk novel ‘Cloud’, Janus, the supercomputer manipulates honeycomb clusters of ‘data hives’ as required to analyse incoming data.
Janus listened to the conversation, converted from neural transmissions into data signals. The quantum supercomputer routed the signals to the 0.005% of the processor plasma Janus had concentrated around one particular honeycomb cluster of nanomagnets.” From Chapter One of ‘Lightning Seed’ by Nathan McGrath.