Nano imagines a future where nanotechnology has completely altered everyday life, and the phrase “there’s an app for that” applies to almost anything. It’s a world that’s both awesome (instantly change your eye color!) and terrifying (temporarily paralyze another person without their consent!) We’re excited to exclusively debut Nano on io9.
In Nano, a high-ranking police officer learns the hard way that not everyone is excited by this extreme level of biological control—and the crafty hacker who targets him learns a bone-chilling lesson of her own. Here’s the official description:
In the near future, nanotechnology administered into the bloodstream can sync with computer apps to augment the human genome. A new law mandating and regulating this once elective procedure meets resistance from hacktivists who are conspiring to thwart the impending roll-out of “Nano version 2.0.”
Director Mike Manning and producer Wesley Barker both have day jobs in film and TV (Barker recently worked on the VFX team for Luc Besson’s upcoming Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets); they’re hoping Nano will serve as a proof-of-concept and attract enough interest that a studio like Netflix might turn it into a series. There are definitely some intriguing ideas raised here—more than enough to propel a TV show or miniseries. It has similar character perspectives to those explored by Mr. Robot (law enforcement, hacker activists, heads of big sinister corporations), but it’s set in the near future with a very creepy scifi tech angle.
Warning: Nano contains a few NSFW moments.
And clearly, all that out-of-control nanotechnology is absolutely going to lead to something terrifying. Don’t you want to see what happens next? Keep up to date on Nano by checking out its official website.