so, you may know that i have this obsession with robots.
well, i was thinking about the how robots can monitor growth. such as using an arduino to watch the growth of plants or algae and other things and then it alerts you when the levels are off.
so then i started wondering what else you could use it for. and the most fastidious growing thing i could think of was tissue culture. you have to watch the temperature, the pH, the carbon dioxide, change the media (containing vitamins, serum, salt, aminos, antibodies...) as well as keep it 100% aseptic. so, the perfect thing for a robot to manage for you! imagine if you just had a probe + tubing that would feed the culture directly! you wouldn't have to worry about opening and closing the container all the time! and the tubing would attach to reagents (so... media and a heating element, and a co2 emitter, etc.) so the only maintenence would be to change reagents when it gets low. i'm not 100% sure but they might even have a machine like this (or like this?). basically, a machine that monitors and feeds a living organism.
so then i started thinking, wouldn't it be cool if it was even more self contained. it could have a bio cell battery. it functions by changes in chemical ph.
and that's when i realized that is probablly the most evil thought i have ever conjured.
imagine a robot that grows human cells. cells that turn media acidic as it grows. old acidic media is flushed from the culture. and the acidic solution powers a battery. that powers the robot. OMG.
i mean, a genius idea if you think about it- the whole purpose of the robot is to grow cells for us and monitor the cells it grows.
but if it can do that, how hard is it to code one more function into the damn thing such as movement? or playing a sound. or destroying all of mankind. OMG.