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Nanotechnology, also known as Nanorobotics, is technology that is of the scale or deals with the scale of nanometers. The first instance of nanotechnology was in the early 2000s when nanocomputers were invented; they were later commercialized in the mid-2010s. The next milestone was in the 2020s when nanoscopes were invented, which allowed humans to view and study things on a clear molecular and even atomic level. Further research was put into the applications of nanotechnology, though no real results were gained until the early 2060s when Harbian scientists were able to create the world's first official nanobot. They tested its capabilities by entering and maneuvering a rat's bloodstream. They then used specialized tools to successfully clear a blood clot near the rat's heart. In 2065, Ekaj Autonetics International announced the technological successor to biomechanical augmentation -- Nanomechanical mutation, or "nanomutations" for short. It was proposed that Ekaj Autonetics had invented a unique nanobot known as a "nanite" that could physically alter the physical capabilities of a human in a set amount of time. After another two years of testing the nanomachines on animals, Ekaj Autonetics International requested voluntary tests from civilians with bodily defects in exchange for financial compensation. Several individuals signed up to be experimented on -- one being a deaf individual. Upon having the nanites injected into him with the objective to repair his hearing for several weeks, the individual could begin to slightly hear, forever changing his life for the better. 

Nanite

A closeup of the EAI nanomutation nanite

The first generation of nanomutation therapy was specialized for only medical repairs and nanosurgeries. At a panel at Covetcon in 2068, Ekaj Autonetics International announced that the nanomutations will be available in their clinics beginning on Wintraend I of the same year. The corporation also confirmed that they would be designing a second generation of nanites to improve upon human DNA, shifting from medical use to transhumanism. Besides Harbian companies researching into the ever-growing industry of nanotechnology, the government of San Locura and companies within its nation also began to look towards nanomachines for technological innovation -- mostly for weaponization and defense. In 2070, several strides in nanomutations were made, when a human who underwent transhumanist nanotherapy was able to lift something previously too heavy for them -- as well as suddenly being able to jump several inches higher than prior to the procedure. Beginning in 2072, Omniverge Multinational and the Stratocracy of Domi Concordia have worked together to further innovate and test the limits of nanomutations. In 2078, Omniverge announced that they had successfully created synthetic pyrokinesis via nanomutations, and would make such it and other types commercially available by late 2079.

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