Poison for the Entire World

This is an english translation of the article Gift für die ganze Welt in Der Standard

Nice, colorful, and dangerous

Infectious, biological and pathogen germs in beautiful multicolored colors. The purchase of deadly substances is quite simple: you only need to register a fingerprint, and then you can order at a vending machine a very special poison made out of dangerous materials. Smallpox, typhoid fever, or plague - the world is not safe anymore. The buyers (customers) can decide themeself about the death level, time to live after contact, and propagation. A nightmare??

Dispersion from Eric Paulos, a US scientist with focus on robotics and Internet-based tele-presence, is one of the most interesing works at Ars99.

Eric Paulos / eric@eiu.org