Computers Could Get Built From DNA

Posted: Aug 20 2015, 8:00am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News


Computers Could Get Built From DNA
University of East Anglia
  • In the Future Computers could get built from DNA

It is a fact that some time in the far-off future, computers could actually get built from DNA.

One fine day in the future, computers could get built from DNA. The structure of DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) could be radically changed. That is via copper salts and EDTA. The latter is an ingredient found in shampoos.

Previously, the structure of DNA could get changed via acidic mediums. It simply folded up to assume an i-motif. However, the latest evidence points towards a re-conversion of DNA. That is to its hair-pin structure thanks to copper. This can also get accomplished via EDTA.

DNA can get employed in nanotechnology. And now it can get applied in computer science. DNA may get used to detect copper cations which are toxic to marine life. Once the structure of DNA gets transformed, it can serve a number of purposes.

DNA computers could even have logic gates within them. DNA is the building block of life. It forms the core genetic code. And all human beings have the same DNA at the center of their cells. The genes line up in the form of the many binding units along the rungs of the ladder that is the double helix.

Computers are the wave of the future. And with the passage of time they will get even more complex. Already there are giant computers that mimic the processes that occur in the human brain.

But they cannot even come close to the complexity and wonders of the human noggin. But the future is an open field. It might be that sometime in the future, artificial intelligence takes over the reins from mankind.

One of the leading physicists who is wheelchair bound has this much to say about AI. Satephen Hawking has warned lest technology outstrip man’s powers. Then it will be a case of Frankenstein’s Monster destroying its master.

But there are other directions this research could lead towards. For one thing, a merging of biology and electronics (think bionics) would be ideal. We cannot go backwards. The way back into history leads straight to the beasts.

The only way is forward although we haven’t got it figured out just yet. The more one thinks about it, the more mindboggling it becomes. Yet, this is the only sane method. It ensures the survival of the human race although it would be in a different state.

Evolution is a cruel process and 99% of the species that once dwelt on planet earth have gone extinct. Mankind may have a long time ahead of it. But we cannot think that the current planetary pollution, resource depletion and nuclear armament can go on forever.    

This new research published in the journal Chemical Communications.

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