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'Plasmobot': Scientists To Design First Robot Using Mould

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posted on Aug, 30 2009 @ 09:29 AM
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'Plasmobot': Scientists To Design First Robot Using Mould



Scientists at the University of the West of England are to design the first ever biological robot using mould.


This article has a creepy factor that is best just learned for one's self by reading it. Just imagine a living thinking machine that can be programmed and grown for a specific task. Weird article and strange potential applications come to mind.




posted on Aug, 30 2009 @ 09:36 AM
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This is just weird man. Remember the movie Super Mario Bros? They had a fungus that would hand them bombs, or set traps, etc.

Kind of reminds me of that movie. A mould that can be programmed to do a certain task. Now, thats innovation!



posted on Aug, 30 2009 @ 09:53 AM
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Hmmm, it would be kind of nice if my computer was able to grow itself some more computer power in areas needed like a human brain grows connections between neurons as needed.

Instead of my computer needing to be continuously upgraded to keep up with my needs, it could just grow itself bigger.

Admittedly a scary scenario if it outgrows my computing abilities and takes over from me, leaving me the subject of its desires.



posted on Aug, 30 2009 @ 10:20 AM
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Seriously creepy thought. If a computer can grow to meet your computing needs I guess you have to regulate its growth factor or it might just escape the confines of its programmed outline and look for more food and tasks on its own.



posted on Aug, 30 2009 @ 10:26 AM
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i agree with u seeing it as having lots of application and of strange uses.



posted on Aug, 30 2009 @ 11:18 AM
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This is a pretty interesting if not disturbing idea. While the initial idea is pretty harmless, when it starts learning and becoming more adaptive, things could take a turn where the results are pretty bad for the human race. Hopefully though this will never happen.




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