You could have these type of interactions perhaps waiting in the background,
locked out by certain contact informants. Only able to make contact with in
a certain identification mode.
Gina "Nanogirl" Miller
"Nanotechnology: solutions for the future."
>> Nutrients could be absorbed directly through the skin
>> and mucous membranes to eliminate the need for eating.
>The skin is a rather good barrier, so you cannot get much
>in. Nutrients through the mucous membranes might work, but I doubt the
>permeability is good enough to allow more than a trickle. But maybe
>one could have edible foglets, and when you are hungry you just
>swallow the air...