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Nanotechnology* is the science of substances on the nanoscale level (10^-9m, 1 billionth of a metre). In has been cited around Lost and within The Lost Experience as a popular theory to explain the Monster. The producers have repeatedly refuted this theory - see this podcast taped at Comic Con for one such denial; another can be seen in a post [1] on The Fuselage by Javier Grillo-Marxuach. In another podcast, Damon Lindelof says again very definitively:

Damon Lindelof: Ohhh, nanobots. I don't know how many times you can you can go on record 
saying that the black smoke is NOT made up of nanobots before you stop getting asked that 
However, Damon Lindelof in the 4/30/07 podcast stated the following: "Basically anything
that appears in a Michael Crichton novel -- dinosaurs,
nanobots, time travel -- they're all in play." 

Even so, Lost fans repeatedly bring up this theory, much like purgatory, due to the superficial similarities between the entity on the show and the one described in Michael Crichton's science fiction Prey.

* Though the study of microscopic machines (slightly larger than this scale) is sometimes incorrectly interpreted as nanotechnology, but this more properly comes under the auspices of microtechnology or micro engineering.

See [2] for more real world info.

References from The Lost Experience

  • In DJ Dan's podcast on June 14, he fields a call of a scientist describing nanotechnology, miniature machines that can carry out tasks. The caller suggests that with a electromagnetic field, they can work together to form a storm cloud that can actually think - this appears to be a clear inside joke and nod to mockery of confused fan theories.
  • In the DJ Dan Live Broadcast, Dan says that he doesn't believe in nanotechnology and mocks the idea of a nanotech monster. He specifically says regarding nanotech, "I sure as hell don’t think you’re going to be seeing it on your television screens anytime around September of this year."

Smartdust references on fake websites

  • became a mirror site for the known fan-made hoax website, Bigspaceship1. Smartdust is basically a term for a network of nanobots, and the word is used on these fake sites to reference the debunked theory.

See also

Theory Policy
v • t • e
Ontological DharmaDreamtimeLast HumansPandora's BoxRaptureSpiritual EvolutionTime Capsule
Psychological Artificial EnvironmentBinary CodeShared HallucinationSocial Experiment
Realist Backwards BackwardsBlack HoleDoomsday Weapon FacadeFall of DHARMAKelvin's DamNaive RealismSaving the WorldValenzetti IslandVile VorticesY2K
Literary BreakthroughsGarden of EdenLost ContinentNoah's ArkThe TempestThe Wizard of Oz
Misc. Themed ConstellationsDHARMA RecruitersSystem CrashGates of Hades
Already Debunked ClonesNanotechnologyPurgatoryTurbine Explosion (Caused by Monster)


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