RE: [rp-ml] New machines could turn homes into small factories (My 2 cents..)]

From: Steven Adler \(_A3DM\) (
Date: Fri Mar 25 2005 - 00:49:27 EET

very entertaining thread....

I was wrong .... inbreeding was off target

but it appears that cloning might be appropriate
 "a Bio-Engineered nano RP mechanism that could clone itself"

Who wants to write the white paper...?
Steven Adler

Automated 3D Modeling, Inc


>>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>>[] On Behalf Of Bathsheba Grossman
>>>>>Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2005 3:18 PM
>>>>>Subject: Re: [rp-ml] New machines could turn homes into
>>>>>small factories (My 2 cents..)]
>>>>>On Thu, 24 Mar 2005, Adrian Bowyer wrote:
>>>>>> > If I were building such a machine, I'd be looking very
>>>>>hard at the way
>>>>>> > analog and digital mechanisms interact in those
>>>>>systems. There's an
>>>>>> > entropic principle that has to be overcome, and the
>>>>>way DNA does it is
>>>>>> > an awesome hack; any other such machine would have to
>>>>>be built around
>>>>>> > an equally awesome hack. DNA relies on the uniform nature of
>>>>>> > elementary particles, and therefore its existence may
>>>>>not imply a
>>>>>> > useful model for larger scales. If this problem did
>>>>>turn out to be
>>>>>> > soluble on the macro scale, that would have
>>>>>consequences far beyond
>>>>>> > having cheap SLA in every household.
>>>>>> Hmmm. Doesn't human engineering as a whole also
>>>>>constitute a self-replicating
>>>>>> machine?
>>>>>OK, I'll buy that for a quarter. It certainly did have vast
>>>>>consequences. But I only buy it if that system is taken to include
>>>>>DNA-based replicants -- if you take them out of the system at any
>>>>>point, it immediately stops perpetuating.
>>>>>So who's this Matt Moses guy? I'm not finding anyone by
>>>>>that name at
>>>>>Bathsheba Grossman
>>>>> (831)429-8224
>>>>>Sculpting geometry

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