Post by PondaNagura on Dec 19, 2014 21:43:43 GMT -5
Was looking for local printing resources and found this below an article on one of the local unis. Seem pertinent to a bunch of the discussion ideas we've been having: 4-D Adaptable structures. Harks back to idea of organic structures, or at least giant smart habitats that adjust dimensions and space or become earthquake proof by healing broken supports. Watch the TED video at the end of the article, I've heard of those dynamic pipes before. I had considered some robot units that fold up (flexmechs) for infiltration and transportation but not whole structures.
Awe, man wouldn't that be neat to have something like origami tabletop terrain or even vehicles, to have structures that could construct/unfold by shining light, spritzing with water on them or timed squeeze, no more lugging around bulky model cases.
This here might explain the Org a bit more as part of the Ecorium 'ecosystem', namely that they are a corruption of this means of construction.
Using a type of fungi/organics to create the Ecoria means that you'd have an almost limitless (still need to 'feed' it somehow) amount of matter you could use to build things with. Stone, metal, plastics (based on oil), are all rather 'finite' materials, at a certain point there are no more stones to use. However, fungi will keep on growing and growing and growing.
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Awesome stuff! Now all the little mycelium need to do is lay down some hydroxylapatite (tooth enamel) and we could have some long lasting 'pottery'. Though the article seems to be pushing for a more sustainable product cycle, though in the future they may have organisms that can rapidly degrade tooth enamel (imagine getting some of that on our teeth - there would be nothing left!)
Bionites can build pretty much anything, even tight fitting clothing: where you could be immersed in a tank of bionite gloop. They could build a second 'skin', reacting to the person's skin, with advance properties (like improved impaling resistance, and maybe even a cooling system that can be plugged into the second skin's circulatory system).