Level 5

Level 5 is a fun technothriller where "Level 5” AIs try to take over the world- either directly by the evil AIs or just in the background by the less evil AIs. And nanotechnology, especially nanorobots, is their tool. A large quibble: the tiny mechanical insect nanobots that crawl and hop like fleas or mites and hide in hair aren’t really nanobots because nanorobotics is about robots that work on the nanoscale (less than 100th of a cm) on molecules and wouldn’t be visible to the naked eye. Nanorobots function on the biological and molecular level and are usually made of biological materials like proteins. And speaking of robots, the AIs, good and evil, have to keep people around because there are