Yes, because having a female President in a post-apocalyptic future is more unbelievable than quadrillions of nanites that stop electricity, we breathe them, and they cure cancer. Got it.
You know, I was thinking about this nitpick relative to a conversation I had with someone recently about Star Trek.
Curious, did you also roll your eyes, when Dr. Mcoy gave that women in the hospital in Star Trek IV a pill out of his, 'little black bag,' a pill that in just a few minutes grew her a new liver?
The reason I ask is because if we can suspend our disbelief about the magical technology of the future in Trek - why is it such a stretch about these nanites?