WHAT IS LIFE? A 21st CENTURY PERSPECTIVE | Edge.org

So many implications. As Venter described the way that DNA, ribosomes, yeast, bacteria, and chemicals worked my mind lit on fire. Imagine the day where they can physically manipulate DNA, rNA, and everything else by standing in a digital cloud. It will be like the screens in Minority Report, except encompassing, with them waltzing through it, shrinking and enlarging the protein as needed. His idea at the end about sending digital copies instead of presently living humans to far-distant galaxies sounds like the beginnings of that machine from John Carter. But I wonder, if we send them, how will we send the memories? Chemists seem to be pushing out the biologists as he mentioned, yet there’s still much interdisciplinary gain to be had by linking up with neuroscientists, psychologists, and all of the disciplines in between. How do we connect the chain from DNA to the human mind? Ah, I’m so eager for the next decades of research in all of these areas!

 

 

 

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