I wonder what kind of new building materials would be available if we colonized a planet such as Mars or perhaps Pluto or something far from a star. Perhaps the perfect building material is no good on earth because of nuclear decay?
GBC writes "AFP is reporting that, as of a week ago, the number of creatures in the "Spore" database exceeded the number of known species on Earth. They are created using 'Creature Creator,' which is available in a free (with limited parts) or paid download at the Spore website. Will Wright seems extremely happy with the progress so far: 'We hit 100K in 22 hours and a million by the end of the first week. The numbers are just blowing us away.'"