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Old 12-11-2019, 12:30 AM   #1
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Default Is their anything to suggest their is smaller than nanotech in Star Wars?

Is their any evidence in Legends or Canon that picotechnology or femtotechnology exists in Star Wars and just is never mentioned because it is not important to the story? Nanotech exists. It’s been mentioned many times and it makes no sense that scientists wouldn’t try to go smaller. Is their anything that exists in Star Wars that could only exists with the presence of this tech. NOT the Force. That is outside the realm of physics and science.
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Old 12-11-2019, 01:04 AM   #2
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I hardly doubt that the writers even know what picotechnology or femtotechnology is.
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Old 12-11-2019, 08:49 AM   #3
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I think there was some Legends material that indicated lightsaber construction required the use of the Force to work things on a sub-nanoscale level, which may be around the level of pico/femtotech (at the very least, "must use the Force to construct lightsabers" is still canon, based on the lightsaber-building sequence in Fallen Order). With the fact lightsabers are impossible to construct without the Force, this implies pico/femtotech doesn't exist. Or, at least, it doesn't exist in the galaxy at large - if you need it for a story, undoubtedly some ancient Sith lord created some sort of pico/femtotech using the Force. Heck, maybe holocrons and other "Force-sensitive-only" devices use femtotech locks that can only be manipulated by those who can use the Force.
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Old 12-12-2019, 05:40 AM   #4
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No, I do not think that smaller than nanotech exists in Star Wars. Things like force crystals are natural phenomena, not products of artifice, so they would not require even nanotech (force sensitivity would allow for proper inspection and alignment so that the crystals do not explode when exposed to the awesome energies of their power cells). Anyway, Star Wars tends to build big rather than building small, so I really do not see anyone investing in anything smaller than nanotech.
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Old 12-12-2019, 11:10 AM   #5
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Does starwars even have nanotech? that doesn't feel very starwars to me.
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Old 12-12-2019, 01:34 PM   #6
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Nanovirus, nanogene spore, nano-droid, nano-weave, nano-star, just search for nano in Wookieepedia.
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Old 12-17-2019, 02:15 PM   #7
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Late in the Clone Wars, Letta Turmond, under the direction of Jedi Barriss Offee, fed nano-droids to her husband, a Jedi Temple worker named Jackar Bowmani, and used him to stage a bombing of the Temple's hangar.[2] The resulting explosion killed Bowmani and twenty five others, with dozens more wounded and extensive damage inflicted to the hangar.[1]
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Old 12-17-2019, 05:06 PM   #8
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Late in the Clone Wars, Letta Turmond, under the direction of Jedi Barriss Offee, fed nano-droids to her husband, a Jedi Temple worker named Jackar Bowmani, and used him to stage a bombing of the Temple's hangar.[2] The resulting explosion killed Bowmani and twenty five others, with dozens more wounded and extensive damage inflicted to the hangar.[1]
That whole arc didn't feel very Star Wars-y, and left a lot of bad tastes in peoples' mouths (including how out of character it felt for Barriss to do such a thing with no build-up as to why). So if you're talking "by canon", that's one thing.

Now, I can see some practical nanotech for Star Wars in general - carbon nanofibers and monomolecular crystal matrices, f'rex - but nanites (nano-droids) feels too Transmetropolitan to be Star Wars, IMNSHO.

Sometimes, you have to alter the canon just to keep things making sense, tossing out stuff that doesn't.
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Sometimes, you have to alter the canon just to keep things making sense, tossing out stuff that doesn't.
Old Canon also had cases where authors who got permission to write a Star Wars novel seemed to just used their own unfinished novel and slapped Star Wars characters into it (Crystal Star being the worst offender I know of), and dueling canon (the long-running feud between the Jedi and Mandalorian factions of authors).
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