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David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 9:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

We have the technology
Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin)
Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 9:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi woubit!

We as in mankind? a specific nation?
Is Bionics relevant? the tv series?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 9:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin) on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 09:23 pm:

We as in mankind? this one a specific nation? no, though it is true that some nations probably do not have the required technology
Is Bionics relevant? no the tv series? no - title meaningless, as usual
buzz visconti (Visconti)
Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 9:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

does it have to do with:
computers?
television?
safety?
healthcare?
robotics?
education?
construction?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 9:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By buzz visconti (Visconti) on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 09:30 pm:

does it have to do with:
computers?
television?
safety?
healthcare? this one
robotics?
education?
construction?

And hello Buzz - I'm not sure we've met :)
buzz visconti (Visconti)
Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 9:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm a returner, altho I'm not positive I used this name. Either way, I've got the lateral bug again, thus my return.

was the technology around 5 years ago? 10 years go?

is this technology used primarly to save someone's life? is it used for cosmetic surgery? is it used for surgery at all?

is the technology primarly a tool? a technique?
Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin)
Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 9:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this technology very expensive? very futuristic?

Would most consider it needed?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 9:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By buzz visconti (Visconti) on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 09:36 pm:

was the technology around 5 years ago? 10 years go? this sort of timescale, at any rate - its precise origins are not easy to pinpoint

is this technology used primarly to save someone's life? no is it used for cosmetic surgery? no is it used for surgery at all? no, with the faintest of ishes

is the technology primarly a tool? a technique? this one

By Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin) on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 09:43 pm:

Is this technology very expensive? yes very futuristic? yesish

Would most consider it needed? no
Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin)
Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 10:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The technique... is it supposed to be used on or by humans? Is it expensive because you need complicated equipment? rare substances?
buzz visconti (Visconti)
Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 10:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

(what does "faintest of ishes" mean?)

does it involve a laser?

is the technology it used on the human body?
primarly arms? legs? head? torso? legs? feet? toes? fingers? other?

do you need electricty do perform the technique?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 10:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin) on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 10:14 pm:

The technique... is it supposed to be used on no or by humans? yes Is it expensive because you need complicated equipment? this, primarily, but also because it is very difficult rare substances? no, not really

By buzz visconti (Visconti) on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 10:18 pm:

(what does "faintest of ishes" mean?) it means, in this case, that the technique is not primarily designed to be used as, or in conjunction with, "surgery", but that it could possibly be so used (in a context other than this puzzle's)

does it involve a laser? no

is the technology it used on the human body? no
primarly arms? legs? head? torso? legs? feet? toes? fingers? other?

do you need electricty do perform the technique? yes, but it would not help you to think along these lines
Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin)
Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 11:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So, the technique is supposed to be used on some nonhuman subject, correct? if so, on animals? plants?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 11:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin) on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 11:33 pm:

So, the technique is supposed to be used on some nonhuman subject, correct? well, it could be used on human subjects, but it is not "supposed to be" if so, on animals? it could be, and has been, used on those, but primarily... plants? ...it is used on these. Anything with which you now cannot cope is entirely your own fault :)
Arjun (Jun)
Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 12:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bonsai relevant? Grafting? Any form of genetic modification?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 12:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Arjun (Jun) on Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 12:14 am:


Bonsai relevant? Grafting? Any form of genetic modification? Genetic modification is indeed the "technology" referred to in the puzzle statement :) Now then...
Arjun (Jun)
Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 12:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Genetic modification of plants for medicine? As a cure for a specific disease?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 12:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Arjun (Jun) on Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 12:26 am:

Genetic modification of plants yes for medicine? no As a cure for a specific disease? no
Arjun (Jun)
Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 12:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do we now have to figure out what you think will be a good application of this technology?
Has it got to do with
- making something more attractive?
- changing the shape/ colour of something?
- making it more resistant to disease?
- changing its properties in some way?
- none of these?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 12:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Arjun (Jun) on Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 12:33 am:


Do we now have to figure out what you think will be a good application of this technology? no - you have to figure out how this technology could be applied in order to do something very silly indeed :)
Has it got to do with
- making something more attractive? no
- changing the shape/ colour of something? noish
- making it more resistant to disease? no
- changing its properties in some way? yes
- none of these? well, yes, subject to the above caveats
Arjun (Jun)
Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 12:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Has this got to do with
- the appearance of fruits/ vegetables?
- appearance of some other parts of plants?

does it involve cross-breeding?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 12:56 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Arjun (Jun) on Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 12:51 am:

Has this got to do with
- the appearance of fruits/ vegetables? very much so :)
- appearance of some other parts of plants? see above

does it involve cross-breeding? no
Arjun (Jun)
Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 1:00 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

does it involve cross-breeding? no

Thank God. Otherwise they would have their own Tonight show with Jay Leno showing ugly pictures - only they wouldn't need photoshop


Would the fruits be particulary large? small? are dimensions/ shape relevant?