Biological Computing

August 10th, 2009

ScientistWhile much attention has been going to quantum computers as the replacement for today’s silicon-based computer systems, some research has shown that bacteria and DNA could instead be the future. Chad’s News has previously discussed the possibility of using DNA for encryption—so why not go all the way and have a full-fledged DNA-based computer? Note that both bacterial and DNA computers are in the research phase, however, and we won’t be seeing them in common use any time soon.

Link #1 (DNA): http://news.bbc.co.uk/…

Link #2 (Bacteria): http://www.guardian.co.uk/…

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