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Old 06-17-2019, 11:13 AM   #111
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Default Re: Approaching TL9?

Originally Posted by Flyndaran View Post
That really really really stretches what bionics means to the person on the street which is what I believe matters for this thread.
Bionics isn't what people on the street think it is. Borrowing engineering solutions from Mother Nature goes way back.

Same goes for all the other examples in the list.

If you asked such a person to name the method of artificial embryo twinning, they would not call it cloning regardless of how it technically is. They would only count cloning of adult organisms like Dolly as real cloning.
People are often shocked when things were first out. The first televised play was in 1930. Which means people bought TVs and watched things on them before that.
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