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Clothes that used nanotechnology were a revolution. They could be customized.
107,000 years ago, people began to wear clothes. This is explained by the genetic divergence of the head louse and the clothing louse. Clothing was originally invented to protect a person's body from the elements. Eventually, as society's developed, clothing became specialized for different environments. Clothing started becoming fashionable. Some clothes appealed to one sex only. Western clothing was more popular than any other. Fashion trends changed overtime. In the 21st century, the trend was for nanotech clothes.
Tech Level: 10-12
By 2022, fabrics incorporating nanotechnology became widespread. A popular choice for consumers was waterproof garments made of polyester fibers with silicone filaments that were structured in a way that water just fell off. Specialists used nanotech to improve the resilience and flexibility of suits, protective gear, etc. Some uniforms even used nanotech to repel chemical and biological agents. By 2039, nanotech fabrics were now ubiquitous in clothing. With help from implantable brain-computer interfaces, the fabric in clothing could change color and texture by adjusting molecules on the surface. More exotic nanotech fabrics included synthetic gecko skin, synthetic chameleon skin, etc. Synthetic gecko skin was especially used by outdoor hikers and climbers. Synthetic chameleon skin was used by special forces. By the late 21st century, nanotech clothing went one step further. Using a combination of nanotechnology, biotechnology, claytronics, metamaterials, etc., a new form of nanotech clothing was created. The closet, the wardrobe, and the chest of drawers became obsolete. They were replaced with a panel on the floor that contained nanobots and molecular building materials much like in the 2002 children's tv series, Transformers: Armada. Using implantable brain-computer interfaces, people could customize what they wanted. Each nanobot would choose what was best and then form a basic skeleton. Then, the clothing would appear. It was customizable. The clothes could take on an endless array of shapes and styles. It was also useful in emergencies. This provided the wearer a whole lot of conveniences. As the 21st century ended, nanotech clothing would become a permanent part of some people's physiology like a second skin.