I go to the shop, buy one exemplar of the product, and once at home, start the duplication process. With a very simple device and some raw material, I have duplicated the product I bought. It took a few hours to copy the 500 kilobytes (1.7 Megabases) of data that are at the core of the product, and I have six functional copies of the original product. This is probably legal. I produce my own yogurt…

11 thoughts on “Duplication”

  1. Profites-en tant que ça le reste. Quand on voit que des fermiers en Amérique du nord peuvent être condamnés pour un ensemencement accidentel par des OGM, ça risque de ne pas durer.

  2. It’s simple:1. make some gelatin or agar pudding, 2. dilute a bit of your yoghurt (write dilution factor down), 3.let grow for a bit, 4.see how many of your bacteria made colonies, 5. profit :D

  3. That implies doing stuff, looking it up on the web, I get 10^8 cells per ml. Yogurt density is 1071 grams per litre. A pot is 180g, so it is 170 ml, so we get 1.7 * 10^10 lactobacillus, so this gives us 28 Terabases.

  4. Somebody pointed out that I’m copying 1.7 megabases per lactobacillus. A yogurt pot is 180 g, Yogurt density is 1071 grams per litre, so we get 170ml. There are around 10^8 cells per ml, so we get 1.7 * 10^10 lactobacillus, which gives us 28 Terabases in total per pot.

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