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5 Days Ago
UVM and Tufts Team Builds First Living Robots https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/13/us/living-robot-stem-cells-intl-hnk-scli-scn/index.html
And so it begins.....
Hmmm, interesting,hopeful and I must say dangerous as well in the wrong hands.
4 Days Ago
My original thought on titling this post was the Pythonesque "And now, for something completely different..."
Also Loony Tunes "On with the show, this is it..."
Interesting to me is their structural resemblance to Tardigades.
Tardigrades:The Most Resilient Animals in the Universe
That is a major step in a post-human development.
Potentially an Artificial Intelligence (AI) would not be limited to only inorganic matter anymore.
There is a lot of sci-fi, where half-organic and half-inorganic monsters are present. Such vision moved in a reality domain now.
3 Days Ago
Evolution's like that.
They are interesting creatures for sure Carmen, I don't know though about how much evolution that could have gone through considering they are alleged to have been around 530 million years if we are to believe that.
No Mario, I didn't mean the Tardigrades. LOL... My response was in answer to Yuri's post.
The premise that we evolve.
Oh, got it. :-)
Humans are on the way out - not needed anymore.
Or in, in a newfangled way. Bet there's one or two folks that wouldn't mind having plaque scraped from their arteries, courtesy of these curiosities.
Or being witness to new solutions to gathering plastic pollution in the oceans. Or seeing these searching out radioactive contamination.
Fatalists, realists, idealists -- unite! 'Twas ever thus. :)
It is an interesting approach. Might work.
It is better for the environment than building buckyballs.
We are a host animals. These might be just considered a few more parasites.
Or, they'll come to regard us as the parasite. "Away with ye then...." will come their clarion call. Oopsie.
We seem to not have any issues with buckyballs increasing solar cell efficiency in transforming sunlight into electricity.
Fullerenes (AKA buckyballs) are full o' fun :) Their carbon atoms, amassed, resemble the hexagon & pentagon structure of a soccer ball.
2 Days Ago
You think plastic is pollution now? Buckies will make plastic look like a walk in the park.
We need to regulate a few of the formations out of existence. But typical of all human activities, let's do that after the horses have left the barn.
What I think, is it's time to close this -- off to muse hither & yon. Or yawn... ;)
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