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Old January 3 2011, 03:45 PM   #12
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Re: replicator technology now?

bah humbryce wrote: View Post
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The closest you can get nowadays is 3D printing (which is pretty cool) and 'lab meat', essentially meat grown on a petri dish. Both these technologies are in their infancy so a couple of centuries down the line we may have something approximating replicator technology but not as it's seen on screen in trek.

I just posted this in the "Favorite Trek Technology" thread...but it fits here too...

http://io9.com/5717803/someday-you-w...our-own-dinner
Cheers for the link. I read the whole thing and the author appears to be terrified of this new technology. Always happens with new ground breaking tech. If meat can be grown indoors then a lot of the worlds troubles will be well on the way to being sorted. No more land needed for all the methane belching cows. If I could print a cake I would be well chuffed!
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