We are developing the social individualist meta-context for the future. From the very serious to the extremely frivolous... lets see what is on the mind of the Samizdata people.

Samizdata, derived from Samizdat /n. - a system of clandestine publication of banned literature in the USSR [Russ.,= self-publishing house]

It is like no substance we have ever seen, Captain

Rand Simberg pointed me to the prototype of a real tricorder which may be on the Christmas gift list for 2010.

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2 comments to It is like no substance we have ever seen, Captain

  • Julian Taylor

    Wow. They refer to the current machine we use at airports, especially Gatwick, which has to have its own room, massive aircon system and takes about 2 minutes to check a bag and cost millions, but this is really amazing. A $2000 to $5000 device about the size of mobile phone and it has its own embedded detailed database.

  • gravid

    Gimme, gimme, gimme. I want one!
    What happens if you shine it on a person? Can you tell what is in their bloodstream, see where I’m heading with this?