I can't be sure what the previous poster was disagreeable about, but every one knows monkeys throw poo, not rocks
On a vaguely related note: Assume you send N ships on this voyage. Do you send N copies of the same ship, and hope the design has no fatal flaw (while acknowledging the advantages of parts redundancy) . Or do you send N different designs in the hope that diversity of design is overall more reliable?
Most humans have 3 color range receptors in the eye, some actually have 4 which results in a slightly extended range, and generally better color discrimination. Many other animals have receptors sensitive to colors beyond our visibility (in both directions). It is also being researched to provide missing color receptor genes for the color blind.
So, it follows that it will be possible to extend the overall range of color perception in the future. While interesting, and perhaps making the article's tech obsolete, it does raise the question of whether one would want the extended capability full time. It might be the case that controllable filter contacts would then be the
Actually, we are talking about Star Trek Replicators, Version 0.8.
100-200 years of development should result in several improvements.
I think we should all wave back!
" Case in point, Mark Zuckerberg dropped out of college, and I don't think anybody would say he made a mistake.'"
This would imply that Facebook is not a mistake...
Is Hari Seldon when we need him?
Why do they get to decide, other than by authority by assertion?
It's 'its', not 'it's'
KSR's Mars trilogy sucked. I read the whole damn thing and kept on hoping there was a point to the meandering mess. Never happened.
Make them all buy My Book!
Will it help my wife find her glasses?
I think ALL CAPS is in order
Actually, it is more like spinning with a periodicity of one year
At least we know on which side to find the astronomers .