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#16 sava700

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 14:11

pretty awesome.. you can plant these on the roof's of buildings considering they are taking up land where you would plant tree's! They are made of recycled plastic so that helps in other ways.


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Posted 19 March 2011 - 04:19

Those are awesome. I want one. It looks like something from a sci-fi movie.

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 06:21

It removes CO2, does it actually create oxygen?

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 15:35

and now its going to become the times of artificial trees instead of real ones. Next time ill be walking through the park looking at thease hideous things


Gotta adapt to the modern times.

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 15:47

Eugenics buddy, we all know how that ended in Star Trek :no:

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I think you're confused. Eugenic had little to do with Star Trek, that was actually Genetic modification. Eugenics, doesn't need to do genetic modification, it's about removing the weak and unwanted form the gene pool. and was supported by a lot of people before WWII, including some former American presidents and some other famous geniuses at the time. but after Hitler put it into practice it became kind of unpopular to be a eugenics supporter so they all pretended that never happened.

The idea was that they used genetic modification to accelerate the goals of Eugenics.


In term of the actual topic,

This sort of thing would be good in a town square or open public space but I don't see it practical for residential neighbourhoods or street level shopping areas.

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 16:04

very interesting

Something like this would be useful in say, interstellar space travel. Any carbon dioxide emissions could be converted to oxygen for the crew.

well ..... Yeah.

the things are basically large scale CO2 scrubbers

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 13:58

They should try modifying the biology of living organisms such as *real trees* instead of making contraptions like that... Maybe make them grow faster and rely on water less. They could possibly try and make the trees share roots and work together to deliver water to the tree that needs it the most. All by modifying the biology to make them better.

Still ****es me off they don't try experiments on improving human DNA, but no, people will whine that clones will be born and debate who is the real one and who is the clone ---> "I'm you *******! **** off, this is my life!" and then go on about how they don't have souls either... Serously people contradict themselves way too much, clones aren't going to mutate into dinosaurs with all your memories, they are going to be a step forward to better immune systems and more durable body parts like joints and knees as examples.


Don't f**k with nature. These trees are acceptable, because nature isn't being screwed with.

They are machines that mimic nature, positively.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 04:32

It would fit in Final Fantasy XIII’s only city (can’t remember the name).

Does it produce MORE oxygen than regular trees? If it produces like 100 times more, it could be reaaaaaaaally nice. Less than that, no. But they got the style, man.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 13:52

very interesting


well ..... Yeah.

the things are basically large scale CO2 scrubbers

Global warming, solved. ;)

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 09:36

Global warming getting solved so easily.Then what will these countries and NGO's fight for :unsure: :rolleyes: :cool:

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:19

Here's an idea... stop chopping down real trees ;)

I can see these devices having good real world implementations though. So long as they work in harmony alongside nature and that corperations don;t use them as an excuse to not farm natural trees in an ethical manner.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:29

Let's plant install some on Mars or the Moon.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:47

Maybe im wrong, but i guess Mars and the Moon dont have that kind of atmosphere that would keep the oxygen in its place, and these "plants" need co2 to produce oxygen, im not sure mars or the moon has it in an enough amount. These are just guessings, im not an expert at all, i hope someone can correct me if im wrong :D

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:58

OK, so... How much CO2 is generated to convert those old plastic bottles into these "trees"? They'd better return more than was used to create them, otherwise you still have a net loss. :p

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 15:14

Just plant fast growing real trees that can be harvested for additional uses when mature.

Oops - that's pretty much how most forestry is done now.