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Comment: Re:Amazing (Score 2) 127

by VoidCrow (#43201697) Attached to: Nanoscale 3D Printer Now Commercially Available

I feel pretty much the same way. People take so much for granted, Even cutlery,,, how long would it take for an Iron Age blacksmith to craft a single cutlery set? Chariot wheels are actually quite complex. A composite bow? Contrast that with a modern electronic item, or any of a huge range of custom=designed materials. The insight required to modify genomes to produce somewhat predictable outcomes?

It's staggering. I think anyone who misses the significance of all of this is seriously lacking in imagination.

Comment: Re: Death of Slashdot? (Score 1) 522

by VoidCrow (#42977011) Attached to: Illinois Politician Wants a Kill Switch For Anonymous Speech Online

> Now as for the internet so for any other public space, would that mean if you open your mouth to speak in any public space would you need you name and details tattooed on your forehead?

That's generous of you, but we can already identify you via our expensive and unreliable biometric systems.


Your Corporate Overlords.

Comment: Re:Er, I Think You Misread That ... (Score 1) 235

by VoidCrow (#42943129) Attached to: Nature Vs. Nurture: Waging War Over the Soul of Science

If you consider at least one of the possible outcomes for limited genetic diversity, you end up with hive organisms. Every member working for the common good. I don't think it's too much of a stretch to regard the human race as an example of a social species with at least some hive-like characteristics.

Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition. - Isaac Asimov