NanoAdhesives Board (NAB)
NanoAdhesives Board - an industry-wide agency amongst the NoCoZo, it regulates and approves nanoadhesives for compatibility with a sheaf of publicized standards.
This was originally (cf 6700's) a rubber-stamp organization used by GooGlue, NBB&P as a memetic ploy against the corporation's rivals. Eventually (cf 6845) this backfired, as a public scandal was engendered by the surviving rivals as GooGlue's then-newest product line had not been through the (exceedingly, perhaps even excessively rigorous) testing, but had been given the seal of approval. After all the repercussions shook out over 3 months, the NAB was reorganized as an independent concern which survived on the testing and accrediting fees of the participants, testing products for a fee and advertising the results throughout the NoCoZo. It was the first of what was to become a trend of truly independent market regulators, sustained on a testing fee schedule.
Note that various organizations and corporations still attempt to set up rubber-stamp bodies to promote their products at the expense of competitors. However, in the early 7000's, the BoB started up, according to company literature, "to maintain a sharp social awareness of such coercive behavior." (This phrase is commonly translated to non-NoCoZo polity members as, "to make money.")
- Duck Tape 2.0 - Text by Sethbord
Commonly used roll of reusable tape. One side is adhesive, and the other side is not (usually). The adhesive side is covered with programmable nano assemblers, thats basic function is to temporarily hold and mend. Without programming, it will mend simple surface materials of any kind, including biont skin, using a best guess approach. The other side contains an energy gathering material, such as a solar cell or beamed ambient microwave receiver.
With creative programming, Duck Tape 2.0, can be used for any number of applications.
Text by John B
Initially published on 16 February 2003.