Quantum nanotechnology
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Transapient nanotechnology from the First Singularity onward seems to routinely make use of quantum repulsion and attraction effects to a degree far beyond that achievable by lower level minds.

Transapient nanodevices, and machines incorporating them, are able to actively increase, reduce, or even eliminate, frictional forces at will and in a tightly controlled manner, resulting in systems that are generally several times, or even several orders of magnitude, faster and/or more efficient than their modosophont equivalents. Even more impressive is the apparent use of quantum technology to manipulate generalized (as opposed to specially prepared or constructed) quantities of matter ranging from the molecular to the macroscale without the use of any moving parts. The transfer plane and the quantum impellor are both believed to be based on quantum nanotechnology.
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Text by Todd Drashner

Initially published on 31 January 2011.