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(BBC)   Tiny molecular machine apes cellular production line. Man, I always knew Verizon tech support was bad, but I never thought they hired tiny apes   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 27
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2013-01-11 02:27:07 PM
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Looks like a prince's wand.

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2013-01-11 02:28:15 PM
Machine ape?

blogs.discovery.com
 
2013-01-11 02:28:26 PM
I'm wondering at what point they'll make ever increasing demands for higher wages and retirement benefits without considering the possibility that 20-30 years from now those wages and benefits will bankrupt the company and leave them with nothing?

/yes I understand the management will get paid regardless, but executive compensation didn't sink GM into a really, really deep hole and in need of bail out
 
2013-01-11 02:29:14 PM
Why?
 
2013-01-11 02:30:55 PM
The singularity approaches;  or, more likely, it's already here and we can't tell yet.
 
2013-01-11 02:33:39 PM
What's the name of that phenomenon where the nano robots go haywire and consume the whole planet? It's gray something I think?
 
2013-01-11 02:34:34 PM
Impressive! I'm starting to make progress on my advisor's research (Optically self-directed assembly of nanostructures), so that's pretty sweet.

It's gotta feel good, successfully adding another tool to the kit!
 
2013-01-11 02:40:39 PM

illannoyin: What's the name of that phenomenon where the nano robots go haywire and consume the whole planet? It's gray something I think?


Grey goo
 
2013-01-11 02:45:31 PM

illannoyin: What's the name of that phenomenon where the nano robots go haywire and consume the whole planet? It's gray something I think?


Gray marriage.
 
2013-01-11 02:47:54 PM

illannoyin: What's the name of that phenomenon where the nano robots go haywire and consume the whole planet? It's gray something I think?


Grey ghost
 
GBB
2013-01-11 02:50:24 PM
How soon before we create "artificial" life with this?
How soon before we invect another planet with this??
How soon before they refer to us as "aliens" or "gods"??
 
2013-01-11 02:53:25 PM

GBB: How soon before we create "artificial" life with this?


Minus two years.

Link
 
2013-01-11 02:55:14 PM

HailRobonia: illannoyin: What's the name of that phenomenon where the nano robots go haywire and consume the whole planet? It's gray something I think?

Gray marriage.


The wiki article on Grey Goo, Link, mentions:

An alternative pink goo scenario is the end of the world in the Jasper Fforde novel Lost in a Good Book, where a nanotechnology 'Dream Topping making machine' turns all matter on earth into a pink dessert similar to Angel Delight. The Dream Topping is taken back in time to the beginning of earth, where it supplies the organic nutrients needed to create life.

/this is what gay people beleive
 
2013-01-11 02:58:34 PM
Does subby think Verizon makes the cell phones that they sell?!? Adorable.
 
2013-01-11 03:06:33 PM

Whiskey Dickens: Do you think Tech support makes the cell phones that they sell?!? Adorable.

 
2013-01-11 03:12:23 PM
But just as insulin for diabetics today is produced in vast vats by engineered microbes

Pretty cool that we live in a time when one can begin a sentence by just tossing this out. I guess appreciating that makes me sound old.
 
2013-01-11 03:13:56 PM

Precision Boobery: But just as insulin for diabetics today is produced in vast vats by engineered microbes

Pretty cool that we live in a time when one can begin a sentence by just tossing this out. I guess appreciating that makes me sound old.


But we still live in a time where some begin sentences such as "Because vaccines cause autism..."
 
2013-01-11 03:18:21 PM

illannoyin: What's the name of that phenomenon where the nano robots go haywire and consume the whole planet? It's gray something I think?


Grey goo, but I find such a scenario highly unlikely. If it were easy to create a machine that could dissolve any matter and make replicas of itself, that didn't require external energy and recieved the energy it needed *from* its processes... I would think nature would have beat us to the punch a LONG time ago.
 
2013-01-11 03:46:06 PM
Not just tiny apes... tiny machine apes.

makezineblog.files.wordpress.com

What a tiny machine ape may look like.

/I for one welcome our diminutive robotic ape overlords.
 
2013-01-11 03:53:49 PM
i wish there were little tiny gorillas. can you imagine how much fun it would be to have a familty of little hand sized gorillas, roaming around on your desk? and a tiny giraffe, that would be cool too.
 
2013-01-11 04:25:41 PM

Whiskey Dickens: Does subby think Verizon makes the cell phones that they sell?!? Adorable.


Of course not! They have machine apes for that.
 
2013-01-11 05:06:01 PM
Will these tiny robot apes realize they are intelligently designed?
 
2013-01-11 05:19:12 PM
About farking time. Can we please start exploring how matter organizes itself? It's kind of a big deal.
 
2013-01-11 05:45:30 PM

Felgraf: illannoyin: What's the name of that phenomenon where the nano robots go haywire and consume the whole planet? It's gray something I think?

Grey goo, but I find such a scenario highly unlikely. If it were easy to create a machine that could dissolve any matter and make replicas of itself, that didn't require external energy and recieved the energy it needed *from* its processes... I would think nature would have beat us to the punch a LONG time ago.


Viruses?
 
2013-01-11 06:29:11 PM

MadSkillz: Viruses?


Or super-advanced bacteria.
 
2013-01-11 07:27:44 PM
Someone insinuated I was an Ape today.

I am.

You?
 
2013-01-12 01:34:28 PM

HailRobonia: Looks like a prince's wand.


Do not google this!
 
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