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food replicators?

Tureaz'47

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Report this Dec. 29 2010, 7:44 pm

Quote: miklamar @ Dec. 29 2010, 1:08 am

Speaking of dishes, the first items to be replicated would probably be in either liquid or mushy form (like mashed potatoes or baby-food), rather than in their usual form, since it might be hard to replicate an apple in its roundish shape. Unlike Star Trek replicators, the first replicators would probably require you to put a cup, bowl or container of some kind underneath the terminal points or tubes, to receive the replicated food or drink you'd requested. Further advances would probably have to occur, in order to get cups and plates produced, without their being part of the food item! (Remember The Fly?)



You better include the 'laundry,' as well.

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Report this Dec. 29 2010, 8:38 pm

Do you mean that the laundry and the dishes might become interlocked?

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Report this Dec. 30 2010, 2:25 am

Quote: miklamar @ Dec. 29 2010, 8:38 pm

Do you mean that the laundry and the dishes might become interlocked?


Only on the transporter pad.

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Report this Dec. 30 2010, 12:36 pm

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Some real world examples are found here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Replicator_(nanotechnology) Don't shoot me because it's wiki. There are links at the bottom for further research.


It is way too advanced physics for me to understand what they are talking about.

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Report this Dec. 31 2010, 11:04 am

May be some one here can translate some of that to a basic level .

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Report this Jan. 01 2011, 9:58 pm

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Okay, googling the phrase "Nasa replicator" brings up a bit. Here's one: http://spacefellowship.com/news/art13750/nasa-s-version-of-star-trek-replicator-ready-for-on-orbit-test.html

That is an awesome article! Thank you for sharing it with us. Industrial strength replicators are certainly a step forward.

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Report this Jan. 02 2011, 4:41 am

Quote: nec207 @ Dec. 30 2010, 12:36 pm

Quote: 4_o_20 @ Dec. 26 2010, 4:18 pm

Some real world examples are found here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Replicator_(nanotechnology) Don't shoot me because it's wiki. There are links at the bottom for further research.

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Report this Jan. 02 2011, 9:20 am

Quote: miklamar @ Dec. 24 2010, 8:47 pm

If we could use replicator technology now, it would probably only supplement agricultural products. But, together, they could help erase world hunger. Wouldn't that be great?!


it wouldn't. Because the technology would be too expensive and lots of areas that have no food also have no power.

besides. There is enough food to feed the world right now. There are more people eating themselves to death in the world now than starving. And enough food is thrown out here to feed the world. The world has a food distribution problem not a production problem. So what we need are transporters.

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Report this Jan. 04 2011, 8:31 pm

Quote: wissa @ Jan. 02 2011, 9:20 am

Quote: miklamar @ Dec. 24 2010, 8:47 pm

If we could use replicator technology now, it would probably only supplement agricultural products. But, together, they could help erase world hunger. Wouldn't that be great?!
it wouldn't. Because the technology would be too expensive and lots of areas that have no food also have no power. besides. There is enough food to feed the world right now. There are more people eating themselves to death in the world now than starving. And enough food is thrown out here to feed the world. The world has a food distribution problem not a production problem. So what we need are transporters.

The real food could be given to those areas, where they do not have any replicators. Those areas that have replicators could use them, so that the real food could be given to the hungry.
Your idea to use transporters is a good idea--provided those areas have transporters.

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Report this Jan. 26 2011, 11:55 am

I believe protein re-sequencing is more feasible and it's already been done in laboratories. But replicators are a different story. The technology used is more like the one used for transporters.... and we are very far from achieving that.

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Report this Jan. 26 2011, 11:29 pm

Quote: tpring1 @ Jan. 26 2011, 11:55 am

>I believe protein re-sequencing is more feasible and it's already been done in laboratories. But replicators are a different story. The technology used is more like the one used for transporters.... and we are very far from achieving that.
Thanks, tpring1. I agree that we could begin with protein resequencing. But, on the Enterprise-D, the actual replication (from steps like resequencing, I think) occurred in one center of the ship, and the energy beam was then directed to the individual replicator, where it was coalesced. I think the end part was the simplest--perhaps just by slowing it down into solid form--into the template for that product that was stored in the computer. The good news is that each individual replicator did not have to do all this; it just acted as the terminal, where the end-product was obtained. So, I don't really think we're that far away from being able to do this, technologically.


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