Uhh....wtf? "We are the space robots and we're here to push humans down the stairs"
Cool, they want to make a new form of life:) Ooh, ooh, let me beat some of you to it, "They shouldn't do that". Why not? Besides, if we don't do it here, it'll be done somewhere else anyway. The more rules you place on technology, the slower it progresses here and the faster it progresses elsewhere. People that like their job and want to be happy doing it will find a way to do it. Not everyone in the world is motivated by money. If I wasn't allowed to make inventions/robots/crazy electronics here, I'd just do it in secret anyway. The funny thing I see about this story is this "To ensure safety, Smith and Venter said the cell will be deliberately hobbled to render it incapable of infecting people; it also will be strictly confined, and designed to die if it does manage to escape into the environment." Anyone ever see Mimic or even Jurassic Park? Nature finds a way;-)
Posted by Robert Stern on 11/21/2002 03:43:00 PM
Posted by Robert Stern on 11/21/2002 03:33:00 PM
Math teachers say that their math books have illogical things like cars on roller coasters and grammar errors and they want them fixed. Our physics problems involved penguins and cats jumping onto random objects and we thought they were perfectly sane...
Posted by Robert Stern on 11/21/2002 03:32:00 PM
I need one of these too. Its going to be the world's fastest computer, more powerful than the human mind. It will have at least 2 Petabytes of memory, which is 2,000,000 Gigabytes (I could fill it:-P) and complete 100 thousand billion calculations per second (100 teraflops). I bet I could still crash the thing though...
Posted by Robert Stern on 11/19/2002 12:42:00 PM
Ack, too many things to get. Heres a real life Dick Tracy type watch. Not enough memory for my tastes though. I want this. New Dell pda, good memory and speed for the price. I'm waiting for a review on it though. Then theres this awesome Media Center from Alienware. Lets you record Tv on it, burn DVDs, watch DVDs, etc. Only problem is its price, $2000 for the higher end one.
Posted by Robert Stern on 11/19/2002 04:59:00 AM