Open Source End of the World?

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  1. Yaakov

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    The title of a thread got me thinking...

    What if Arduinos really could divide?

    Assuming they had a nice round division time of 60 minutes, and the only limit to the division was a lack of raw materials, how long would it be before they stopped, and what would the world be out of when they did?

    I think this ranks among the most important concerns for mankind at the moment given the large number of people using Arduinos and the lack of containment they employ.
     
  2. xox

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    Who needs division? Multiplication with inverses is the future man!
     
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  3. Papabravo

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    That ship sailed when CPUs were built from 74S181 chips back in the '70s. How many IC's have been landfilled -- on or off circuit boards?
     
  4. spinnaker

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    I have no idea what you are getting at or what this thread is supposed to be about. None of it makes any sense to me. Division time of 60 minutes?? Wut????
     
  5. Yaakov

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    Reproduction by division, like bacteria.

    It’s a funny idea.
     
  6. AlbertHall

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    (Number of Arduinos) / (Number of PCs and Macs) = 10^(- large number)
     
  7. Alec_t

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    A mathematician called Hyde
    Took nearly three years to decide
    That amoebas, in fact,
    Can both add and subtract,
    But to multiply have to divide! :)
     
  8. Papabravo

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    I got it, and I'm notoriously obtuse
     
  9. BR-549

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    It's only the beginning. Wait til they all get together on that party line.
     
  10. MrAl

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    Hi,

    I actually worked on a custom CPU way back then. It was a whole board just for the CPU itself.
    We had to logically create the instruction set using discrete logic. Used a counter set to step though memory. It was a blast sorry to see those days gone now.
     
  11. MrAl

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    Hi,

    You mean self replicate? That would be interesting ha ha.
    They sort of are already with the help of humans :)
     
  12. Papabravo

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    Me too. It was four 5" x 7" boards in a backplane. There were slots for printer (Centronics 101), Async Comm (45.45 Baud Baudot Code), Card Reader, Cassette Tape and 9 Track Mag Tape.
     
  13. Yaakov

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    Yes, these Arduinos have actually found a way to use sexual reproduction without having to deal with the mess themselves!
     
  14. xox

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    We laugh now but the truth is that self-replicating machines may someday (soon?) become a serious concern. And just thinking about the current state of affairs with software systems things aren't looking too good. If we can't even ensure that our code is deployed securely then who's to say that the same kinds of problems will be averted in the future when self-replicating hardware becomes a widespread phenomena?
     
  15. justtrying

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    I do find it funny that so many are working on ways to eliminate humanity. We are an accident to begin with. What is even funnier is that the replacement is an attempt to simulate humanity but without emotions etc...

    The scientists should read "Cats Cradle"...
     
  16. MrChips

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    Seven more minutes to go and we return to regular programming.
     
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  17. visionofast

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    This novel has been the nearest fiction to reality for me, related to your thread, in future:cool:
     
  18. Yaakov

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    Looks interesting.
     
  19. Alec_t

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    Haven't seen male and female versions listed on any vendor sites :confused:.
     
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  20. Yaakov

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    There are male and female makers, and that's all the asexual Arduinos need.
     
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