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Odder  ·  340 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Starting with just a digital file, scientists manufactured the common flu virus.

First step toward a Von Neumann machine, not a teleporter, I'd think.

Also, their "black and white" aesthetic for their super cool futuristic machine looks way less cool when you realize the visible parts are mostly just 80-20 and some power supplies. Or maybe that's just me.

kleinbl00  ·  340 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Let's be honest - their "machine" is a bunch of bosch rail with off-the-shelf genomics equipment. They coulda piled it all on a magliner and it would work much the same.