What we were thinking: The Enigma Ignite #3 of the Enigma Book Series-
Author Insight –
A little humor, with a splash of technology In this story applied nano-chip technology (NCT) is one of the mainstays. By itself it is not only a bit complex, but it can be boring if left untreated. We found early on that when explaining some of the complex subjects we sometimes bring to the stories it is important to make them interesting or at least give the readers a reason to chuckle or smile. For this introduction of an innovative method to use nanotechnology this chapter has not only a bit of sensual overtone, but was a perfect place to insert one of our own acronyms, POPTARTs. Let us know if this treatment works for you. All our special acronyms can be found on our website along with the story in which they are used. Enjoy the fun!
At this point both Petra and Jacob blushed crimson red and were in a highly uncomfortable state with all the bathtub activity description, but maintained control over their facial features. Su Lin giggled a little before returning to the intended topic.
With a renewed seriousness Su Lin continued, “The bath salts, the tub agitation, and some small aluminum shards were all behaving as if being affected by a small electrical current. Then it hit me that an electrical soup of the proper chemicals could be used to allow the NCTs to connect and communicate with one another. Once I got the electrical soup chemical composition correct, the NCT could exchange information but only at a limited rate and only for so long. The next step was to map the electrical soup to blood in the pig’s circulatory system to build the final environment.
“Programming the NCT was the easy part, but NCTs won’t hold all the information I needed on one chip. I needed a population of chips to bring all the NCT code into the host and then output the desired information on the animal. Based on the volume size of the code that was required to monitor all the high value organs of the animal, the distributed location of the internal organs targeted for monitoring, and periodic damage or loss of NCT’s once inside the animal, I calculated that I would need two to the twelfth power chips or about four thousand, ninety six units to be effective.
“Apologies for the excessive vanity of my next statement, but I’m rather proud of the very tight and Spartan code that needed to be developed to accommodate the next phase of the research. The software coding for this project is called Polymorphic Operational Programing of Technology to Aggregate Recurring Temporal Synergies or POPTARTs if you like.
The basic premise here is that since no one chip can have all the code, each chip needs to be capable of becoming a required chip in the event one malfunctions or is lost. The number of chips is enough to allow for these adaptive replacements to occur, but not so many as to be a threat to proper circulatory functioning.