Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Sounds from the future



Imagine a post-biological landscape where all the trees are like this . . .

(Found at Cliff Pickover's Reality Carnival.)

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2 comments:

Katie said...

Imagine a post-biological landscape where all the trees are like this . . .

That would be a cacophony of epic proportion.

But singly? That is *very* cool.

Red Pill Junkie said...

A very eery "alien" sound!

Maybe if they had combined different sizes of tubes, with more or less diameter, or if the configuration of the shape of the tree could change? Using different materials —copper, aluminum, steel...

Now, as a post-biological scenario, I'd prefer if we design silicon-based trees with black leaves that can convert sunlight into electricity with 90% efficiency. If we can do that, I'll do the singing ;-)