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In late August 2007, an Associated Press article put forth the claim that scientists were no more than 10 years away from creating artificial life -- and possibly as few as three. Could such a thing be possible? Scientists have made tremendous strides in decoding human and animal genomes, synthesizing DNA and cloning. Creating artificial, functioning biological organisms seems to present a tremendous leap beyond any of these abilities. But some of the companies and researchers involved in the quest for artificial life believe that the 10-year time frame is possible. Not only that -- they say that the development of wet artificial life (as it's often called) will radically affect our views of biological life and our place in the universe.
http://science.howstuffworks.com/art...-life-news.htm
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Cylons you say!
    
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Cylons you say!
Oh please we will be fine as long as we don't integrate guns into their arms. Or give them red lights that go back and forth....
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Oh hay.

    
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Now all we need is for the crazies to find out about it and blow everything up. =/
    
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Oh please we will be fine as long as we don't integrate guns into their arms. Or give them red lights that go back and forth....
Just don't teach them to OC!
    
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We will send them to the moon and they will start their own colony and study the planet, then realize they can turn the moon into a gun and blow us Earth noobs away.

They will later name their selves "the borg".
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post #8 of 98
Asimov's First Law should be integrated.
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Cyborg, I smell?
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Eh, doesn't sound like a very good idea. Soon enough they'll be fighting for their rights too. Maybe a non-thinking robot to do our chores would be nice, but having another rebellious group doesn't sound that great. Besides, what if they combine forces and create the ultimate super-human task force. They'll destroy the world.
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