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(Extreme Tech)   1979 Terry Nation's "Blake's 7" introduces auto repair circuits that could self-heal. 2013, scientists invent auto repair circuits   ( divider line
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2013-03-31 12:10:57 PM  
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maxheck: Dang... And here I thought I was the only american who had ever seen that.

Also, Orlac is a dick. Repeatedly, a dick.

That's "Orac" (the computer with a personality) which inherited it's creator's personality.

The creator was a dick but a smart one that created Orac to be a computerized version of himself.
2013-03-31 12:05:07 PM  
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This is a reapeat for one.

Secondly. This does not "Heal" anything.

What this IC does is bring a lot of extra parts along for the ride. If one important part dies, part of the chip brings one of the extra backup parts online to take its place.

If you damage the part that controls this process, the entire chip will be incapable of doing any "healing" at all

This could be really handy in spacecraft, where you need the reliability.

Consumer machines this would just increase expense and die size for IC's for no good reason.
2013-03-31 11:46:07 AM  
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Self-healing circuits? Meh. How about some Servalan porn tapes instead?
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