End of Digital Photography?

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  1. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Wow, check this out!

    bacteria-film

    Just make sure you sterilize your equipment after each use! :lmao:
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Next thing you know, they will have a bird or a monkey inside the camera...that will chisel the image onto a stone tablet. :D
     
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    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    I thought that's how it was done now.
    I'm just wondering what ISO those bacteria are.
    And then, of course, you won't have to buy film anymore - just get the kit and grow your own (like making yoghurt).
     
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    Tiny little imps painting pictures... That's how cameras work on Terry Pratchett's Discworld...
     
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    Well, that's a relief - the end of the film vs digital debates - soon to be replaced by E. coli vs. bacillus. :lol:
     
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    LOOL
     
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    Might be pretty sensitive. Maybe I'll scan the original article once I get ahold of the journal.
     
  8. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I guess shooting with an old Petri camera will come in handy... I know, I know... Bad pun! :lol:
     
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    I probably wouldn't count on the technology being too user-friendly. Bacteria are nasty stuff. WHile the technology itself is pretty cool, it isn't practical: UV light from the Sun can kill it, temperature irregularities may cause bacteria function to cease to function etc... Most scientific discoveries are based on lab-conditions which have controlled environment, so I will not be surprise if the technology cease to be as useful as digital photography.

    Besides, let's not forget bacteria mutates and exchange genomic material easily. You may have a "photography" E.Coli one second, and the next second (on contact with airborne bacteria) you have E.Coli in your camera which gives you stomach-ache. :shrug:
     
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    i don't think they'd be using E.coli for photography

    that'd be like going into a burning building with a can of gasoline instead of a fire extinguisher
     
  11. DocFrankenstein

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    Yeah, in terms of practical aspects, I doubt they'll be able to keep the nutrient medium wet and uncontaminated for long... hell, most people have trouble keeping their petri dishes clean... let alone a wet emulsion.

    I think Ecoli is no competition for silver.

    There there... let's not get carried away. You make it sound like anthrax camera. :lol:

    Very few of the ecoli strands are harmful to you
     
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    I think that it's possible to do though. It would mean you'd have to feed your camera :lol: But if they made it so that chaging lenses didn't expose the interiro it would be easier to keep. However there has to be an external input somewhere. Plus oxygen. If They don't need it then if one of the cmaeras broke open the gas released would probably kill someone if you had it for a length of time...

    All things for the developers to overcome though.
     

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