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    Re: Scientists create artificial life form

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    how soon until this technology will be used as a weapon?

    or that something will be developed which results in horrendous unintended consequences
    Probably a couple decades. It's not really a question of if, but when IMO.

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    Re: Scientists create artificial life form

    In our lifetimes, well those of us in our 20s or 30s will probably see a varient of these lifeforms put on Mars with the purpose of helping create an atmosphere and terraforming the planet.

    The benefits from something like this are endless. Combined with nanotechnology, technological breakthroughs like this will change the world.
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    Re: Scientists create artificial life form

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    how soon until this technology will be used as a weapon?

    or that something will be developed which results in horrendous unintended consequences

    i fear our world's technology may have outstripped our ethics
    Yeah, no kidding. I'm wondering when will the war between organic and synthetic lifeforms finally come? And whose side will pervail?

    But on the other hand this could lead to mankinds complete mastery over life itself, and some sort of biotech utopia, whatever that might mean. Or maybe someplace in between.

    Maybe I'm making too much out of it.

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    Re: Scientists create artificial life form

    Bad Ass, I guess the Cyclones aren't too far off then.

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    Re: Scientists create artificial life form

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Scientists working with J. Craig Venter have successfully created a completely artificial life form for the first time in human history. Today is truly a milestone in biotechnology, unrivaled since the Human Genome Project was completed in 2003.

    BBC News - 'Artificial life' breakthrough announced by scientists
    So that's where Obama came from. No wonder they couldn't reproduce his birth certificate.

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    Re: Scientists create artificial life form

    Quote Originally Posted by RyrineaHaruno View Post
    Bad Ass, I guess the Cyclones aren't too far off then.
    Cyclones? Would you be meaning cyborgs, maybe?

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    Re: Scientists create artificial life form

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    Cyclones? Would you be meaning cyborgs, maybe?
    BSG Battlestar galactic Cyclones xd

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    Re: Scientists create artificial life form

    Quote Originally Posted by RyrineaHaruno View Post
    BSG Battlestar galactic Cyclones xd
    I saw a couple of those shows but they should have called it Battlestar Sextacular. From what I saw, I wouldn't recommend that show for children or young adults.

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    Re: Scientists create artificial life form

    Quote Originally Posted by RyrineaHaruno View Post
    BSG Battlestar galactic Cyclones xd
    ...Cylons?
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    Re: Scientists create artificial life form

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    I saw a couple of those shows but they should have called it Battlestar Sextacular. From what I saw, I wouldn't recommend that show for children or young adults.
    Yeap the older version was better I think.

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