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Is computational wood possible? The harvesting of circuits? Or even Avatar-style living memory? (Read
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|"Another way to use trees as 'giant antennas' as described in the video was explored in detail by James Blish in his 1958 novel A Case of Conscience. Take a look at the message tree that is embedded in a cliff of piezoelectric material."
(Bill Christensen 2/5/2010 10:59:45 AM)
|"On a sidenote: Terry Pratchett's counting pines (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flora_and_fauna_of_the_Discworld#Counting_pines)"
(Miez 2/6/2010 3:16:09 AM)
|"Miez - great comment! Here's a quote about Terry Pratchett's counting pines (from Reaper Man):
'Being dimly aware that human beings had learned to tell the age of a tree by counting the rings, the original Counting Pines decided that this was why humans cut trees down.
Overnight every Counting Pine readjusted its genetic code to produce, at about eye-level on its trunk, in pale letters, its precise age. Within a year they were felled almost into extinction by the ornamental house number plate industry...'"
(Bill Christensen 2/8/2010 9:33:51 AM)
|"In the Star Wars Thrawn Trilogy, certain types of trees are used as a listening device for the Empire. (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Delta_Source)"
(Jon 2/10/2010 9:41:08 AM)
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