Thursday, May 12, 2005

The Replicators Are Coming!

Christiana has a post about self-replicating robots. I wonder if you could build the outer layer a spaceship's hull out of these. A few of the blocks get hit by mircometeors or whatever, just release a few replacements from a protected storage container and "feed" the shield. Each block could also act as a sensor, creating a "sensor array" on the outside of the ship to detect things like radiation levels.

Or, a high tech building block set. Build a house or town or a toy gun or whatever. Hit a "save" button on one of the blocks. Then, when your little brother comes along and wrecks it, you can watch it rebuild itself.


Anonymous Walt said...

Watch out fer them there von Neumann machines. If'in ya make a REAL McCoy, ol' Prince Chuck mightn't be too fur from the truth.

5/12/2005 10:21 PM  

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