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    Thread: Go Edify Yourself
Post: RE: Go Edify Yourself

Cybernetics, by Norbert Wiener  General Systems Theory, by Lars Skyttner Notes on the Synthesis of Form, by Christopher Alexander  Trizics, by Gordon Cameron  How Designers Think, and What...
JohnnyYesterday General Setting Discussion 20 1,081 12-16-2022, 04:30 PM
    Thread: Worldbuilding Focus for the next 4 months
Post: RE: Worldbuilding Focus for the next 4 months

I second omega_tyrant’s suggestion of exploring Bok Swarms.
JohnnyYesterday General Setting Discussion 6 190 12-06-2022, 08:13 AM
    Thread: Syntech Rewrite
Post: RE: Syntech Rewrite

Okay, fair enough.
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 22 214 12-03-2022, 09:27 AM
    Thread: Syntech Rewrite
Post: RE: Syntech Rewrite

Drashner1 Wrote: (12-02-2022, 12:28 AM) -- I'm also iffy about Syntech being pushed 'nearly' to Y11k levels that early in the timeline as a blanket statement for various reasons. What is meant by tha...
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 22 214 12-02-2022, 05:23 AM
    Thread: Syntech Rewrite
Post: RE: Syntech Rewrite

Rynn Wrote: (12-01-2022, 11:18 PM) -- Dusting off my biologist hat for a moment; what does this mean? I don't understand what the analogy is trying to express here. Is it the idea of a body plan or s...
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 22 214 12-02-2022, 04:51 AM
    Thread: Syntech Rewrite
Post: RE: Syntech Rewrite

Syntech is a broad category of technology that is a fundamental integration of biology-like chemical systems, structures, processes and organization, and artificial systems, structures, processes and ...
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 22 214 12-01-2022, 10:13 AM
    Thread: Syntech Rewrite
Post: RE: Syntech Rewrite

Drashner1 Wrote: (11-17-2022, 12:59 PM) -- Which takes us back to the issue of the current article as history. Is the wording modification I suggested workable or do you want to do a more extensive r...
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 22 214 11-18-2022, 05:54 AM
    Thread: Syntech Rewrite
Post: RE: Syntech Rewrite

Syntech doesn’t originate in the First Fed, but by the EG as it now is, seems to, possibly, mature then. This doesn’t feel too implausible to me; shouldn’t S2s be able to push “plain old” nanotechnolo...
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 22 214 11-17-2022, 12:30 PM
    Thread: Syntech Rewrite
Post: RE: Syntech Rewrite

The main thing about the current history section that IMO doesn’t work well is: “Synano only became possible when both 'wet' (organic) and 'dry' (mechanical, or inorganic) nano had been mastered.” ...
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 22 214 11-16-2022, 07:49 AM
    Thread: Syntech Rewrite
Post: RE: Syntech Rewrite

Yeah, it was supposed to update that page. If you’d like a history section, I could write an updated version of one.  Two images is fine.
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 22 214 11-14-2022, 06:31 AM
    Thread: Syntech Rewrite
Post: RE: Syntech Rewrite

New syntech image that I made: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XfMnEeAOzK795QKhF4O9Cuaz7_yiPfIg/view?usp=sharing
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 22 214 11-13-2022, 10:23 AM
    Thread: Syntech Rewrite
Post: Syntech Rewrite

Syntech is a broad category of technology that is a fundamental integration of biology-like chemical systems, structures, processes and organization, and artificial systems, structures, processes and ...
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 22 214 11-13-2022, 10:16 AM
    Thread: Nanomusic (rewrite)
Post: RE: Nanomusic (rewrite)

Crossroads Wrote: (09-24-2022, 10:37 AM) -- - noted that nothing about the new instruments actually required the new nanotechnology to be created, and later proved in a series of double-blind studies...
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 10 146 09-25-2022, 09:25 AM
    Thread: Isomemory Crystals
Post: RE: Isomemory Crystals

Drashner1 Wrote: (09-02-2022, 10:54 PM) -- While this is the case when binding normal matter to a magmatter mesh such as is used in Banks Orbital construction, I'm not so sure that applies when consi...
JohnnyYesterday General Setting Discussion 14 393 09-04-2022, 05:03 AM
    Thread: Isomemory Crystals
Post: RE: Isomemory Crystals

Nomad Wrote: (08-23-2022, 09:32 AM) -- Okay, so I looked at this, and the results are scary. The below concerns the hypothetical monopole-augmented matter memory, not isomemory in general -- Unl...
JohnnyYesterday General Setting Discussion 14 393 09-02-2022, 01:54 PM
    Thread: Syntech Redux
Post: RE: Syntech Redux

Everyone okay with me taking a crack at updating the article?
JohnnyYesterday General Setting Discussion 13 160 08-30-2022, 03:44 AM
    Thread: Syntech Redux
Post: RE: Syntech Redux

A) Yeah, the article should be updated, and expanded a bit. B) Syntech is almost certainly the most prevalent by percentage, but pure biotech and hylotech is still around. Nothing is the best at ev...
JohnnyYesterday General Setting Discussion 13 160 08-29-2022, 05:34 AM
    Thread: Isomemory Crystals
Post: RE: Isomemory Crystals

Nomad Wrote: (08-26-2022, 03:12 AM) -- I saw you mentioned tape and tape-like media several times in your Information Storage article; since I sort of included it in my analysis, perhaps you and I co...
JohnnyYesterday General Setting Discussion 14 393 08-26-2022, 02:33 PM
    Thread: Syntech Redux
Post: RE: Syntech Redux

What feels most plausible to me is that syntech is virtually just as old as hylonano.  I see all three fields developing over time, feeding into each other; this cross-pollination kind of thing is ...
JohnnyYesterday General Setting Discussion 13 160 08-26-2022, 02:11 PM
    Thread: Syntech Redux
Post: RE: Syntech Redux

Drashner1 Wrote: (08-25-2022, 12:41 PM) -- In the past we've talked about syntech being a fusion of 'the best of both worlds' re hylotech and biotech - but at the same time we've described various ad...
JohnnyYesterday General Setting Discussion 13 160 08-25-2022, 03:49 PM