Utility Foglet
Image from Steve Bowers
A single foglet of Utility Fog; this model has twelve arms, arranged in a dodecahedral shape

A mesobot that consists of a human-cell-sized device with twelve arms pointing in all directions. At the end of the arms are grippers that allow the foglets to grasp one another to form larger structures. These bots are intelligent and can merge their computational capacities with one another to create a distributed intelligence. Foglets are widely used by nanocyborgs, and there are a number of posthuman civilizations based on foglet technology. Because of the possibility of unpredictable ascension or subversion, many polities regard foglet clades with suspicion
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Initially published on 29 October 2001.