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Re: starship-design: HIGHLY OPTIMIZED TOLERANCE
> Has anyone thought about the development in organic computer technology that
> is being worked in labs? Computer circuits that are self repairing. Kind of
> a combination between neural nets and processors. They've already put a tiny
> chip into a cell, with the terribly slow rate that space advancements are
> doing (at least the manned ones), this technology could be up and running
> before we ever leave for the nearest star. That way, you don't have to make
> chips with equipment and such, you can grow them. They would also presumably
> last longer than silicon as well as grow and work better. Just a thought.
I don't see that being useful directly, but who knows.
My favorite new thing is the design of a all plastic transistor, plastic
and plastic solder.
> Mike Pfeifer
"We do not inherit our time on this planet from our parents...
We borrow it from our children."
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