Maker and distributer of various nanite-based cleansing agents.
The Naso Corporation was founded during the early Interplanetary Age. Over several decades it grew in popularity and size to be one of the solar system megacorps. During the Technocalypse it evolved into a maker and distributer of active blue goo defenses. The Naso Corporation and affiliated habitats were one of the stronger survivors of the Technocalypse dark age. Since then the Naso Corporation has expanded into a large trade organization still specializing in nanite based products.
The corporation, currently known as the Naso Trade Federation, is really now more of a distributed polity with its own internal politics and culture. The Naso Corporation is now simply a name as the organization technically no longer exists as a corporate entity. However, there is still a distributed network of businesses, colonies, worlds, and products that were an outgrowth of its early Megacorp power and influence.
In the current era, NTF is a loose alliance of businesses and systems whose origins stem from the original Naso Corporation. The Naso Trade Federation is a NoCoZo affiliate, which is lead by the Great Steward. The Great Steward is a S3 power that organizes and maintains the Naso Trade Federations various functions.
- Nanite Soap - Text by James Ramsey
Nanite soap is a active bionano cleaning product used among during bionts who bathe. Acts to cleanse and renew the skin, hair, scales, feathers, and other bodily coverings of various beings.
- Nanodust - Text by Anders Sandberg
Layers of dead nanomachinery sedimenting in the dust, on the bottom of lakes and elsewhere. Ideally nanodust should self-destruct, but there are always bugs in that. Micro- and biotech scavengers collect them, but there are always places they miss. So the puddles on a roof collect diamond dust which blows away when they dry out, which can both erode shiny facades, irritate people and catch fire.
- Nanofacture - Text by Geoff Dale in Anders Sandberg's Transhuman Terminology
The fabrication of goods, especially but not necessarily macroscale items, using nanotechnology. Fabrication may occur on a large industrial scale, or from a small personal autofab unit.
- Nanoferon: Nanotech Inhibitors
- Nanosome - Text by Anders Sandberg, in Transhuman Terminology
Generic term for any nanodevices (whether hylo or bio) existing symbiotically inside biological cells, doing mechanosynthesis and disassembly for it and replicating with the cell.
- Nanosphere - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Generally, the part of a — usually nanoindustrialised or nanodeveloped — world (or more rarely habitat) that is pervaded or saturated by nanodevices — the realm of nano-interaction. Typical angelnets for example constitute a nanosphere.
- Nanotechnology Side-effects
Text by James Ramsey
Initially published on 19 February 2003.