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You may talk about your "tragic meatsack body" but I want to remind you that it is also a *miraculous* meatsack body 

a Von Neumann replicator straight out of sci fi but made of meat

self-constructing, -monitoring, and -repairing better than anything we can design

innately capable of surviving a range of chemical, thermal, biological, and mechanical assaults for decades, even a century

building itself out of widely available local materials

that can collaborate to make more of itself in endless new combinations

a horrendously complicated assemblage of organic molecules that can, however poorly, hold a reflection of the universe inside a kilo of fat and ions.

re: You may talk about your "tragic meatsack body" but I want to remind you that it is also a *miraculous* meatsack body 

@varx This reminds me of this great video. (Youtube) youtube.com/watch?v=7tScAyNaRd

@vertigo Yesss, I love that story! And the video is so well done. But also make sure to read the original story, since the video trimmed some bits that I think are worth keeping: web.archive.org/web/2019050113

@varx Ooh, I didn't know that this was originally a story. Thanks for the link! I look forward to reading it.

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