Breakthrough programmable computer made from DNA running chemical software

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/03/22/breakthrough-programmable-comp.html

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Sounds like the basis for sci fi horror flick.

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But chemicals are bad! They need to outlaw this so-called “DNA!”

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It’s both a story:


and on Netflix

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I plan on installing a new program on my my liver this evening.

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This is another small step towards understanding how DNA could have originally begun replicating.

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This is proof that we are all just a convenient vector DNA uses to propagate. Eventually it won’t need our husks.

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can we all agree that any computer using organic technology should be called a 'Meatputer"?

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Headline has a MONDO 2000 vibe.

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Meatputer will be track #1 on my upcoming emo-core album, titled My Chemical Programs.

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I envision self-replicating Frankenamoebas that engorge themselves on Oakland, CA then get indigestion and croak.

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“He undid the Velcro and shook the swollen, asymmetrical grey biosoft out onto his open palm. Machine dreams. Rollercoaster. Too fast, too alien to grasp.”

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Well, you can permanently re-program your liver with alcohol.
Just not in a good way.

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That’s just a gut feeling.

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