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From Replicant to Replican

Given that it might be awhile before we have functioning nanofactories and molecular assemblers, what are we supposed to do if we simply can’t wait to replicate things? The answer involves an object most of you probably already own–a computer … Continue reading

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Monkey See, Monkey Make

In 1964, Arthur C. Clarke called the replicator “the invention to end all inventions.” Just a few years later, the replicator became a staple on Star Trek, providing the crew with food, water, spare parts, and later on, breathable air. … Continue reading

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