Originally posted by AthlonSavage
reply to post by Druscilla
Option 3, however, would be quite excellent, where one could possibly tailor design their own replacement body and print one out for whatever
you make it sound like it will be as easy as a xerox copying on a photocopier. Tailored made bodies thats kinda scary. Imagine the variations that
would surface, half man half reptile, half man half woman, half man half fish, and the list can go on and on and on.
That's what I'm talking about.
We already have 3D printers for single substance manufacture. The next step in 3D printing would be to 'print' complex items with multiple
Beyond that, we could then have biological full body printers, similar to the bioprinter imagined in 5th Element, to 'print' new bodies.
As far as variation goes, why go half at anything? Print out a Velociraptor body and BE a Velociraptor (with modifications to allow for human
reasoning and intelligence), or BE a porpoise for a day or a week, or a year, or, design something entirely bizarre out of some Japanese Anime
Print out some fictitious alien species imagined in your favorite science fiction film or book.
Be a 30 foot tall angel, or Demon.
Be a giant cockroach.
Why even restrict yourself to the biological when you could print out a body that looks like a television with legs, a Disco Ball, or a whole flock of
mechanical grass hoppers, birds, or anything else where all your parts are independent, yet also in complete communication with each other so that you
become a hive swarm or flock?
Your only real restrictions would be your own imagination, and with artificial supplementation and enhancement to boost cognition, intelligence,
learning capability, and creativity, you would certainly be capable of imagining any number of things far and away beyond what you're capable of
As for me, I'd first print out a bunch of other printers, and then with several printers, I'd print out many sets of bodies working in parallel, yet
also independently, and then I could be a distributed intelligence across several bodies, making up an entire team of specialized bodies I could put
to work doing, building, creating, and realizing my dreams; every individual body a part of me, but also entirely independent and capable of complete
survival each their own.
Eventually I'd get off this rock, and work on building a replacement body that is a spaceship capable of travelling to other galaxies.
With enough raw material scavenged and collected, I could build myself into a travelling planet.
I could be a fully functional, entirely self aware Death Star.
edit on 17-8-2012 by Druscilla because: (no reason given)