Re: Nanotech on "The X-Files"

Michael S. Lorrey (
Tue, 19 Jan 1999 13:54:59 -0500

Brian D Williams wrote:

> I'm surprised this wasn't mentioned yet.
> Last night episode of the X-files used nanotech, in the hands of
> the bad guys. We will see this material again.

Yes, I'm sure the technology was developed by them specifically as a means of either combating or aiding the black oil alien menace, which may be why the house resolution mentioned in the episode was going to export the technology around the world, so it can be rapidly deployed when 'the day' when the aliens expect to take over arrives. Thats the tough thing with the 'organization' in the X-files, they are colluding, but they act like they are trying to do what they think is best. That Krycek was able to control the nanites via what seemed like radio emissions indicates a level of control over the nanites that would be useful to immobilize a population rapidly to either inject them all with the black oil, or to immunize them all against it.

It will be interesting to see how it plays out. Mike Lorrey