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Building Blocks

How about an assembly line made out of Lego blocks that build Lego cars?

One day, the human civilization will spread out to the stars. Self-replicating Von Neuman robots will scour the universe looking for the basic materials we need to move ever onward -- you know, stuff we can make multi-colored interlocking children's blocks out of.


Wow! You know, I'm thinking now that its probable that the first self-replicating machine will be made of legos!

I lauged at the end. I mean they went to all that trouble to put the car together to have it roll off the table and come apart?

No. It would only be self-replicating if it built other lego-car factories.

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