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  Astrochicken - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Astrochicken is the name given to a thought experiment expounded upon by theoretical physicist Freeman Dyson.
Astrochicken would be a creation of the intersection of biology, artificial intelligence and modern microelectronics—a symbiosis of plant and animal and electronic components.
Astrochicken will be launched by a conventional spacecraft into space at which point it is akin to the egg being laid into space.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Astrochicken   (611 words)

  
 Astrochicken -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Astrochicken is the name given to a (additional info and facts about thought experiment) thought experiment expounded upon by (additional info and facts about theoretical physicist) theoretical physicist (additional info and facts about Freeman Dyson) Freeman Dyson.
Astrochicken, Dyson explained, is a one-kilogram (A craft capable of traveling in outer space; technically, a satellite around the sun) spacecraft that is unlike any other.
Astrochicken would be a creation of the intersection of biology, (The branch of computer science that deal with writing computer programs that can solve problems creatively) artificial intelligence and modern microelectronics—a symbiosis of plant and animal and electronic components.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/A/As/Astrochicken.htm   (753 words)

  
 Astrochicken   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Astrochicken, Dyson explained, is a one kilogram spacecraft that is unlikeany other.
Astrochicken would be a creation of the intersection of biology, artificial intelligence and modern microelectronics - a symbiosis of plant and animal andelectronic components.
Astrochicken will be launched by a conventional spacecraft into space at which point it is akin to the eggbeing laid into space.
www.therfcc.org /astrochicken-187482.html   (243 words)

  
 Astrochicken
Freeman Dyson, the nobel laureate, decided to give the name Astrochicken for a very cool concept he dreamt and talked about.
Dyson promoted the idea of smaller and smarter rockets that could be mass produced and launched cheaply instead of expensive one shot projects.
Astrochicken would be a creation of the intersection of biology, artificial intelligence and modern microelectronics - a symbiosis of plant and animal and electronic components.
pedia.newsfilter.co.uk /wikipedia/a/as/astrochicken.html   (287 words)

  
 Chicken   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Small, lightweight, and intelligent, Astrochicken is a versatile space probe that has a clear advantage over the bulky, exorbitantly expensive space missions of the past.
Astrochicken will not be built, it will be grown.
Astrochicken depends on technological breakthroughs in genetic engineering, artificial intelligence, and solar propulsion.
www.personal.psu.edu /users/o/d/odm100/achicken.html   (199 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
I teamed up with a friend to form a pair and decided that "AstroChicken" would be a nice name for the pair.
So AstroChicken was born and we have been succesfull.
At this moment we 're at the highest rank of the Dutch competition cat.
www.kites.tug.com /Archive/kites/potpourri/helloall   (162 words)

  
 Astro Chicken -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Consoles of the game can be found throughout the game universe, such as the Monolith Burger fast food chains (a spoof on McDonalds).
During the course of SQIII, the player can find a hidden message from the Two Guys after beating the Astrochicken game multiple times.
The name was likely chosen in parody of the Astrochicken thought experiment by Freeman Dyson.
www.grohol.com /psypsych/Astro_Chicken   (351 words)

  
 Selling Chips to Robots...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In his book, Infinite in All Directions, Freeman Dyson envisions human's movement into space on the wings of a space butterfly or an astrochicken.
Similarly, Dyson says the "Astrochicken will not be built, it will be grown.
It will be organized biologically and its blueprints will be written in the convenient digital language of DNA." "The next hundred years," says Dyson, "will be a period of transition between the metal-and-silicon technology of today and the enzyme-and-nerve technology of tomorrow.
www.futures.hawaii.edu /dator/artificiality/chips2robots.html   (3518 words)

  
 TIME Magazine Archive Article -- Is Anybody Out There? -- Oct. 15, 1992   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Advances in computer technology and genetic engineering, predicts physicist Freeman Dyson of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, will enable scientists to squeeze the capabilities of a Voyager spacecraft, say, into a 2-lb.
Launched as an "egg," the astrochicken would sprout solar-panel wings that would double as radio antennae during flight.
Arriving at its destination, the craft would nibble on the ice in planetary rings and shoot around like a bombardier beetle exploring moons.
time-proxy.yaga.com /time/archive/preview/0,10987,976740,00.html   (2107 words)

  
 World O'Downloads -- Space Quest Downloads
If you have an questions or would like to submit a download, feel free to e-mail me!
AstroChicken (205k) -- Play this standalone version of the classic arcade game from Space Quest 3!
AstroChicken (337k) -- The sequel to the game that started it all, straight from Space Quest 4!
www.wiw.org /%7Ejess/downloads.html   (930 words)

  
 Special Circumstances: Infinite in All Directions by Freeman Dyson
Excerpts from "Dreams of Earth and Sky" by Russian rocket scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky which feature animal-plants that inhabit a zero-gravity and zero-pressure environment with specialized adaptations including chemical solar panels that are span several thousand square meters.
Dyson's own space science program that he calls AstroChicken.
A speculative vision of planetary science conducted by a small 1 kg `caterpillar' probe that is launched cheaply from the Earth which exploits ideas from biotechnology to grow into a large `butterfly' with solar sails for wings.
www.cs.sfu.ca /~anoop/weblog/archives/000161.html   (1063 words)

  
 What Has Posterity Ever Done For Me?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
For example, even though it might not seem to be "practical" and "realistic," what if we were to get over our fixation on huge heavy space vehicles dependent on massive amounts of fuel and metal, and achieve as quickly as Freeman Dyson thinks possible his vision of the spaceship of the very near future.
Microcomputers, STIG gas turbines, Voyager, and Astrochicken are birds.
Is space debris quite the problem for an Space Butterfly or Astrochicken as it is for the massive vehicles we deploy now?
www.futures.hawaii.edu /dator/space/posterity.html   (3952 words)

  
 SpaceQuest.Net - Space Quest 2 Story
Space Quest 2 Story > Sludge Vohaul, the demented evil scientist defeated in Space Quest 1 is back...and he's madder than a drenched astrochicken.
As you will recall in our last chapter, Roger had just foiled the Sariens fiendish plot to rule the galaxy by using the Star Generator as their weapon of destruction.
All Space Quest related material (c) by Sierra Entertainment.
www.spacequest.net /sq2   (371 words)

  
 extropians: Re: ...The evolution of Stellar Based Superminds...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Eugene Leitl "The Big Mambo AstroChicken (who will eat the Earth, eventually)"
Why did the Big Mambo AstroChicken cross the road?
To eat the other half of the Earth.
lists.extropy.org /exi-lists/extropians.4Q00/0397.html   (150 words)

  
 G-Blog.net / Hooloovoo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
For some reason I was convinced "Kevin" was a chicken, not a penguin.
So I ws looking for AstroChicken or something similar.
SO around a bout the time I gave up looking I found it: [Link]
g-blog.net /user/Hooloovoo/2004-03   (547 words)

  
 extropians: Re: ...The evolution of Stellar Based Superminds...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Perhaps you'll see the logics of it all, when the
Apparently CERN researchers may beat the Big Mambo AstroChicken to it:
Meanwhile, an anxiety which has been gnawing away at the world of
lists.extropy.org /exi-lists/extropians.4Q00/0415.html   (221 words)

  
 Hyperstition: Open Darwin thread
"superb" - had a hard time understanding your last few comments so i threw astrochicken up in the air to see what you'd say ;).
btw, asteroid #32770 Starchick probably not named after astrochicken, but it'll do.
no need to restructure NASA management style to build & launch astrochicken.
hyperstition.abstractdynamics.org /archives/006163.html   (4828 words)

  
 I almost made someone crash!
It's so beautiful today I wish I were outside.
I just called Jeremy up at his office and sang - badly - the Astrochicken song from the Space Quest games.
Built my Sten with a number 11 wrench I bought at Sam's Hardware which is at the bottom of Lauder, the street Allison and Xine live on.
chumpco.com /~snicker/log/2002_03_10_arch.shtml   (477 words)

  
 Review of the game Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon
The arcade-like sequence at the end when you have to destroy Elmo's Scumsoft fighters to get away was kind of repetitive, and seemed really hard to me. Could have done without it, but what are you gonna do?
The Astrochicken game at Monolith Burger was also kind of monotonous, but was too hilarious to complain much about.
If you don't mind the not-that-great graphics (by today's standards), and have an interest in classic text-parser adventure gaming, go to E-bay and pick a copy of this up for a couple bucks.
www.mobygames.com /game/view_review/reviewerId,10003/gameId,142/platformId,2   (527 words)

  
 Astrochicken from LiveJournal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
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 Lagniappe
That would require biological engineering beyond our current capabilities, but if and when we get there, I can think of a good use for such an organism.
For some years now, Freeman Dyson (yep, him again) has been advocating what he's called an "astrochicken" space probe.
That's a part-living device that is hardened to survive in vacuum, use solar power, furnish its own propulsion, obtain its fuel from local sources, and so on.
www.dlowe.blogspot.com /2003_01_01_dlowe_archive.html   (13839 words)

  
 Space quest downloads
AstroChicken (205k) -- Play the classic arcade game from Space Quest 3!
AstroChicken (337k) -- The sequel to the game that started it all, from SQ4!
Space Quest 1 and 2 Demo (230k) -- Also includes demos for other Sierra games!
members.tripod.com /~ashness/dlsp.html   (453 words)

  
 Ad-Blurbs for Space Quest II: Chapter II: Vohaul's Revenge
Sludge Vohaul, the demented evil scientist (whose sinister plan you unknowingly foiled in our last episode), is seething over his Sarien slip-up.
Madder than a drenched Astrochicken, (and still determined to rule the galaxy) Vohaul has devised a new plan.
A plan so evil that only one as wickedly sadistic as he could imagine it.
www.mobygames.com /game/adblurb/gameId,128   (364 words)

  
 Keenspot :: View topic - (OT) Big Villains
PS4: Zio, Dark Force 1, 2, and 3, the Prophallus, and the three forms of the Profound Darkness.
well, I lost count of the Attack Modes, but if you count the Mammon Machine, Queen Zeal's two forms, Lavos's shell, Lavos's robo-core thing, and the AstroChicken Lavos, AND the endless Attack Modes, you get...
If anyone cares to remind me of a similarly prolific RPG villain, I would be grateful.
forums.keenspot.com /viewtopic.php?t=34761&sid=8caaa38e3b488d58ac22bfb498d36cc2   (892 words)

  
 Space Quest 3 - The Pirates of Pestulon on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Space Quest 3 - The Pirates of Pestulon
I found this shot of Astrochicken while digging through abandonware games.
I don't think I've ever played that and I've played the Space Quest games, not thoroughly, but yeah.
www2.flickr.com /photos/heilemann/4999163   (115 words)

  
 tech: Filtered Extropians
Perhaps you'll see the logics of it all, when the sky starts to burn.
Signed, The Big Mambo AstroChicken (who will eat the Earth, eventually) From: Eugene Leitl Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2000 00:38:29 -0700 (PDT) Subject: Re:...The evolution of Stellar Based Superminds...
Molloy writes: > hey, what's a few million nuked researchers compared to SIs turning Few million?
www.homoexcelsior.com /archive/technology/msg02588.page   (4154 words)

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