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Old 10-09-2018, 02:20 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
I understand scarcity and rarity. Always wanted a Delorean, but then they are fairly terrible cars, so I never bought one. I'm more sympathetic towards car collectors because they can't be reproduced as easily as taking a flatbed scanner, creating a high quality digital reproduction, and then hitting print on a high quality printer.

Star Trek seemed to imply that once replicators could make anything abundant, humans would just automatically cooperate. As long as there is such a thing as an original Picasso, there will be envy.
With paintings, there's a textural aspect you don't appreciate until you see the original up-close.

That can't be reproduced by a scanner, although unless you're an expert, discerning between the strokes and style of a master and talented forger is very difficult.
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