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Artificial life likely in 3 to 10 years

Discussion in 'Serious' started by Cthippo, 20 Aug 2007.

  1. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    Original story

    Doesn't that last line sound like it's from Half Life? :worried:

    Also, shouldn't it be called "Synthetic life" rather than artificial? [/pendantic]
     
  2. Jumeira_Johnny

    Jumeira_Johnny 16032 - High plains drifter

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    This makes my blow up doll look weak and outdated.
     
  3. ElZog

    ElZog Defeater of Satan's Transformo Sofa

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    I'd rather see culture-style Minds to be honest, but this does sound very cool.
     
  4. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    MySpacers don't pass the Turing Test.
     
  5. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    I could imagine this being the basis of a film, scientists create life forms that rapidly eat CO2, send them up to start chomping...but it goes wrong! Dun dun dun! They eat all of the CO2, leaving the planet a cold and desolate place.
     
  6. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    The problem with COMakes the enclosed text a subscript is that it's a substance that can't be burned and it's reactions are limited and not high energy ones, so they'd have to get some energy from elsewhere (like the sun).
    Some great research though, if this goes far enough they could effectively wipe most diseases out.
     
  7. Hugo.B

    Hugo.B New Member

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    It's mind-boggling to think of all the people that firmly believe that this is the way life started...from non-living chemicals which evolutionists conjured out of thin air.

    Only God can create life ex nihilo.
     
  8. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    "We would like to announce that we have finally figured out how to make life out of nothing!!! *grabs a handful of dirt* Watch!!!"

    *Thunder booms overhead* The sky rolls back and you see the Hand of God, pointing at the scientist.

    "Okay, use your own dirt. I started from scratch."
     
  9. Bungle

    Bungle Rainbow Warrior

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    "several scientists believe man-made life forms will one day offer the potential for solving a variety of problems, from fighting diseases to locking up greenhouse gases to eating toxic waste."
    Creating a lifeform that wouldn't fart?:D Not even God could manage that.
     

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