‘Prey’: Attack of the Nanoswarms

November 24, 2002 | Source: New York Times

Michael Crichton’s “Prey” techno-thriller brings together nanotechnology, genetic engineering and computer-based artificial life.

“What all three have in common is the ability to release self-replicating entities into the environment,” he says. “When they are merged, there is no telling how horrific the unintended consequences might be.”

Those consequences include out-of-control, shape-shifting nano-swarms and mutated humans.