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#16 SALSN

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 07:57

If they can light up a street as effective as a street lamp I will be very impressed, I can imagine that directing the light towards the street will be quite a problem, also all this light will require a lot of energy from the plant, it it is to be useful. for now I will remain sceptic of this projects ability to function as street light.


#17 Richteralan

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 15:14

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#18 M_Lyons10

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 15:28

I'm under the impression if you donate to their kickstarter you'll receive a glow in the dark plant next year?


Really? Sign me up! :)

#19 devobitch

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 15:53

What if someone eats these plants ... ?

glow in the dark penis!! nooooo!

#20 HawkMan

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 16:51

If you create sterile plants there shouldn't be any, and IMO much of this GM-phobia is overblown anyhow.


what happens when the mutate and mix with other plants and screw up the ecosystem ?

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 17:19

You'd mind glowing trees & grasses at night? Guess you're no fan of Avatar ;)

Seriously, you can make genmodded plants so they can't reproduce.


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 17:25

what happens when the mutate and mix with other plants and screw up the ecosystem ?


And what happens when the computers get intelligent and were at war with the robots ?

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 17:26

Just sent the question to the creator of the project if the seed and subsequent plant are safe for pets. I would imagine they would be but want to make sure before I potentially fork over $40.

They are. Luciferase is just another protein with no significant toxicity. People have drank entire glowing cups of it with no issues.

Odd, you would think the people behind this would have no problem sharing this fact?

I actually heard back from the guy, and this is what he said...

We haven't done any studies into the toxicity of the plant as it's not for eating by humans or animals.


Actually kind of an arrogant response IMHO, animals are going to eat plants, not sure what world he lives in. That sealed the deal for me, I am not getting it just based on the dumb reply.