My species lives on a world that is filled with very few storms, lush environments, and naturally forming metallic monoliths. The species are like humans, but one thing that sets them apart from humans, or any other species is their body.
Their body is made up of a complex colony of nanobots, in which these nanobots take the shape of small elongated sized rhombuses. However, they didn’t naturally form like this, but instead made them.
To give a sense of what they can do with these body’s:
they can form various objects that don’t necessarily have to be connected to the main swarm or, in this case, the body.
if all but one Nanobot is destroyed, then the alien will still live on and create more nanobots through a extremely difficult task or help from another one of its species.
their body can easily take the form of something different, but this is limited, because the mind or body can only control a limited amount, thus not adding more to its body.
But let’s say humans try to make their body’s a nanobot swarm? This leads me to my question.
if humans were to make their body’s into a nanobot swarm, how would they control it, and have the same property's that my species have?
And if possible, yet not necessary, could you explain why us humans would even want a nanobot swarm for a body.
Edit To specify the measurements of the nanobots, The length of the nanobots are at least 2 inches, and have the exact width of a half inch