Natasha V. More (
Sun, 9 Mar 1997 18:10:43 -0700 (MST)

At 07:11 PM 3/9/97 -0400, Johnny Carwash wrote:

>>I am interested in silicon dioxide, actually. Your comments on silicon and
>>its glass like texture makes sense. Yet, the use of abrasive solid hard
>>surface structures for protective devices, like an armor, has a visual
>>element that I like.

>Well, solid body armour isn't that great an idea because of the mobility
>difficulties inherent in it.

>>This is a topic where scientific suggestions could be insightful. What
>>suggestions do other have for mid-transhuman to late-transhuman stages?

>I think a far better armour could be achieved by using a net of diamond
>crystals ,connected in a manner that would let the material flex. Depending
>on the shape of these crystals, they can be almost entirely diffuse, and
>therefore not transperant. In addition, diamond is an incredibly strong
>substance, and not very heavy.

Diamond crystals would reproduce beautifully. These crystals would have to
be rather tiny and fully spaced apart with the flex connectors, I would imagine.

Natasha Vita More [fka Nancie Clark]
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