[ExI] Beautiful Avatar like glowing plants are now real

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 29 16:51:41 UTC 2020

Let's see, we already have glowing fish, don't we?  Then plants, then cats
and dogs, then people.  Even better would be if it were temporary so that
we could glow in colors for special occasions.

Or maybe the colors can be tied to our emotional states : we literally get
red when we are mad ; blue when we are depressed; green with envy ;yellow
with happy.  These could be very useful signals of what the person is
feeling.  If red, stay away or even run.

Even further:  we could create patterns of color on our skin, like our
Flag.  Temporary tatooes with bright colors, unlike the usually dismal ones
on tatooes.  Create the abilities with genetics, and turn them off and on
with epigenetics.  Cool!

bill w

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 10:10 AM John Clark via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> People have made glowing plants before but they only glowed dimly and for
> a short amount of time, but for the first time scientists have used genetic
> engineering to make a plant that glowed permanently, from the day it
> sprouted from a seed to the day it died, and it's 10 times brighter than
> any previous plant so it's easily visible to the naked eye.
> Plants with genetically encoded autoluminescence
> <https://www.nature.com/articles/s41587-020-0500-9>
> There already plans to commercialize and offer a range of glowing
> houseplants, I think they would sell because they really are beautiful,
> they'd be even better when they have more colors than just green.
> Timelapse video of incredible glowing plants growing
> <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01K1WlpCAC0&feature=youtu.be>
> John K Clark
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