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Re: THE FUTURE IS NOW MAKE YOUR TIME.
« Reply #30 on: February 21, 2012, 01:41:49 am »

Well, one of the issues with DNA based nanobots is that they will evolve. They are going to have differential survival based on the selections at hand, and if they find a better stable strategy, they are going to take it. Think "Andromeda Strain". Or Ian Malcom in Jurassic Park.

I'm kind of banking on this.  I have no faith in the Mayans, so I'm sort of relying on irresponsible scientists turning every organic thing on the planet into grey goo with the consistency of baby shit.
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Re: THE FUTURE IS NOW MAKE YOUR TI:ME.
« Reply #31 on: February 21, 2012, 04:40:08 am »
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Re: THE FUTURE IS NOW MAKE YOUR TIME.
« Reply #32 on: February 21, 2012, 09:23:17 am »
Very cool! I appreciate how you description of the various generations of tech made me go from "Whoa, cool future tech" to "WHOA!!!!! BADASS COOL FUTURE TECH!"


It's good to see we occasionally get the COOL kind of the future, instead of just the EEEEEEEEEEeeee part of it.


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Re: THE FUTURE IS NOW MAKE YOUR TIME.
« Reply #33 on: February 21, 2012, 08:02:57 pm »
Very cool! I appreciate how you description of the various generations of tech made me go from "Whoa, cool future tech" to "WHOA!!!!! BADASS COOL FUTURE TECH!"

Seriously. PCR is cool enough on it's own. The fact that we, with a protein stolen from hot springs bacteria, can double DNA fragments by putting a nucleic acid soup through a series of water baths of alternating temperature, that is freaking amazing.
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Re: THE FUTURE IS NOW MAKE YOUR TIME.
« Reply #34 on: February 22, 2012, 05:45:25 pm »
Kai, is your brain available for technical advice for fiction?

Yes, but a disclaimer: I have research skills, a heavy background in biology, and a general interest in science, but I am not an expert at engineering, physics or mathematics. My background is generously in aquatic biology, taxonomy, and entomology, with a dollup of behavior and ecology.
DNA modeled nanobots too far outside your scope for comfort?

What exactly do you want to know? I mean, Craig Venter and his crew has been creating synthetic organisms, so a virus-like DNA carrier which can perform a simple task isn't so complicated. The issue is that virii can't do anything themselves, they need a host. Bacteria, on the other hand, can self replicate and perform tasks. People are working on synthetic organisms that will digest various materials, or produce various materials, for example.

Maybe they'll come up with one that eats plastic and produces something interesting.

I honestly am at a loss for anything I would like bacteria to make. Whenever I think "petrol" or "biofuel" I feel like a douche. I'm sick of burning carbon chains to get around.

What about an anti-autoimmune-virus-virus? Or some other synthetic mechanism that specifically targets known autoimmune viruses? (virii?)


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« Reply #35 on: February 22, 2012, 09:20:48 pm »
Kai, is your brain available for technical advice for fiction?

Yes, but a disclaimer: I have research skills, a heavy background in biology, and a general interest in science, but I am not an expert at engineering, physics or mathematics. My background is generously in aquatic biology, taxonomy, and entomology, with a dollup of behavior and ecology.
DNA modeled nanobots too far outside your scope for comfort?

What exactly do you want to know? I mean, Craig Venter and his crew has been creating synthetic organisms, so a virus-like DNA carrier which can perform a simple task isn't so complicated. The issue is that virii can't do anything themselves, they need a host. Bacteria, on the other hand, can self replicate and perform tasks. People are working on synthetic organisms that will digest various materials, or produce various materials, for example.

Maybe they'll come up with one that eats plastic and produces something interesting.

I honestly am at a loss for anything I would like bacteria to make. Whenever I think "petrol" or "biofuel" I feel like a douche. I'm sick of burning carbon chains to get around.

What about an anti-autoimmune-virus-virus? Or some other synthetic mechanism that specifically targets known autoimmune viruses? (virii?)

Viruses is correct. You mean, synthetic anti-viral bacteria that can fight HIV? That would be awesome.
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« Reply #36 on: February 22, 2012, 11:05:54 pm »
It seems like an appropriate use for them. I'm not sure if it's in the realm of trivial yet, though, or anywhere close.

Plus, if we screw it up we just added to the quickly growing field of biological weapons research and development.


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