August 19, 2005

Interesting Thought

Instapundit links to a post on Semi-Random Ramblings, noting a movement towards building individual living cells.

The really interesting part is in the postscript:

The thing I've always found attractive about bioengineering versus other transformative technologies like nanotech is that much of the work is already done for us; understanding how to bioengineer things we want is mostly a data processing/modelling problem, and the growth of those capabilities has been governed by Moore's law. While nanotech still has immense materials science and engineering problems to overcome, the evolution of life on Earth has provided billions of examples of tiny biological factories that (obviously) already work in real life.

That links well with this article on TechCentralStation, noting where future predictions have succeeded or failed.

Posted by Owlish at August 19, 2005 08:53 AM | TrackBack
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