From: Andrew Clough (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Feb 16 2002 - 09:52:54 MST
At 06:44 AM 2/16/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>Andrew Clough wrote:
> > At 03:02 PM 2/15/2002 -0500, you wrote:
> > >email@example.com wrote:
> > > >
> > > > One is reminded of the Tleilaxu axolotl tanks of Frank Herbert's Dune.
> > > > These
> > > > "tanks" were eventually revealed to be not tanks, however, but females
> > > > ''almost immobile in their grossness" engineered to grow whatever
> > > > were deposited in them (such as the Duncan Idaho gholas ad
> infinitum). The
> > > > technological womb seems to be the more ethical path, at least, but
> > > > still plenty of room for abuse.
> > >
> > >Abuse? Abuse how?
> > I believe that the axolotl tanks are sentient.
>This is not science fiction any more, it has officially been removed to the
>Realms of Real Life *which is what I was talking about*. And they aren't
>axolotl tanks, they're uterine replicators. How does one go about abusing a
Ok, I guess I misinterpreted your question, thinking you were wondering
about the abuse of the original Axolotl tanks, in addition to how modern
day uterine replicators might be used. As to the second, I can't think of
any way they'd be easy to abuse except by particularly crazy or deranged
people trying to raise armies of clones.
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