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 ====Spime==== ====Spime====
-[**NOTE**: based on the article deleted from wikipedia on 20071123 (see: http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Wikipedia:​Articles_for_deletion/​Spime) still needs some dokuwikification]+[**NOTE**: based on the article deleted from wikipedia on 20071123 (see: http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Wikipedia:​Articles_for_deletion/​Spime)((still needs some dokuwikification)) which "​now"​ seems to be reinstated at http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Spime]
  
 **Spime** is a Neologism for a currently-theoretical object that can be tracked through space and time throughout the lifetime of the object. The name “spime” for this concept was coined by [[Bruce Sterling]], in various speeches and writings on the subject. **Spime** is a Neologism for a currently-theoretical object that can be tracked through space and time throughout the lifetime of the object. The name “spime” for this concept was coined by [[Bruce Sterling]], in various speeches and writings on the subject.
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   * Tools to virtually construct nearly any kind of object; [[CAD|Computer-aided_design]].   * Tools to virtually construct nearly any kind of object; [[CAD|Computer-aided_design]].
   * Ways to [[rapid prototyping|rapidly prototype]] virtual objects into real ones. Sophisticated,​ automated fabrication of a specification for an object, through [[digital_fabrication]] using “three-dimensional printers.”   * Ways to [[rapid prototyping|rapidly prototype]] virtual objects into real ones. Sophisticated,​ automated fabrication of a specification for an object, through [[digital_fabrication]] using “three-dimensional printers.”
-  * [[cradle to crade|“Cradle-to-cradle”]] life-spans for objects. Cheap, effective [[Recycling]]+  * [[cradle to cradle|“Cradle-to-cradle”]] life-spans for objects. Cheap, effective [[Recycling]]
  
 With all six of these, in theory one could track the entire existence of an object, from before it was made (its virtual representation),​ through its manufacture,​ its ownership history, its physical location, until its eventual obsolescence and breaking-down back into raw material to be used for new instantiations of objects. If recorded, the lifetime of the object can be archived, and searched for. With all six of these, in theory one could track the entire existence of an object, from before it was made (its virtual representation),​ through its manufacture,​ its ownership history, its physical location, until its eventual obsolescence and breaking-down back into raw material to be used for new instantiations of objects. If recorded, the lifetime of the object can be archived, and searched for.