Re: ARCHITECTURE: Nomadic Nano-structures

From: Stirling Westrup (
Date: Wed Feb 02 2000 - 15:44:53 MST

Neal Marin wrote:

> > fugitive. She eventually ends up living in a huge
> > floating tree in space,
> > hiding amongst a group of rogue genengineers. She
> > eventually discovers that the
> > entire tree is not only a living ship but also a
> > sophisticated nano-fabrication
> Floating tree? That sounds like something out of Larry
> Niven's 'the Integral Trees'

The difference is that the Integral Trees were something that mankind found and
managed to adapt to. The tree in Bohr Maker is one that was designed for
housing people, and has all of the amenities (a transport system,
comunications, waste disposal and recycling, data storage, life rafts...)

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