nanotech n.

= nanotechnology n.

  • 1990 G. Grant Memetic Drift in Interzone Mar.–Apr. 49/1 page image Glenn Grant bibliography

    Yeah, right, nanotech will work miracles; they've been saying that for decades.

  • 1992 Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America Bulletin Spring 43/2

    He’s also seeking…articles about topics of interest to sf readers, such as space flight, bioengineering, and nanotech.

  • 1993 G. Bear Moving Mars 267 Greg Bear

    There hasn’t been anything this revolutionary since nanotech—and that will pale by comparison.

  • 1993 G. Bear Moving Mars 415 Greg Bear

    Bioform nanotech, designed to survive on Mars and be deadly.

  • 1993 W. Gibson Virtual Light 19 William Gibson

    She'd just laughed and said German nanotech could take care of all of that.

  • 1993 Locus June 17/1

    His wife…underwent an experiment using nanotech to activate fragments of ancient genes left in human DNA, like files on a computer hard drive which are deleted only by having their pointers removed.

  • 1994 Interzone July 23/1

    The nanotech makes sure he doesn’t die—the micro-machines photosynthesize for him—but water can be a problem.

  • 2013 J. Sanford Monday's Monk in Asimov’s Science Fiction Mar. 53

    He'd chosen these clothes to convey his movement’s rejection of the world brought on by nanotech.

Research requirements

antedating 1990

Earliest cite

Glenn Grant, in Interzone

Research History
Added to OED in June 2003 update, with earliest cite from 1991.

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