DNA computers are coming, mark my word. Two reasons:
- First: We’ve had viable alternatives in the past, but traditional computing power will soon be too slow and limited for our expectations. We’ll have to come up with the Next Great Computer.
- Second: DNA Computers need that Killer App. Once we are talking about something other than ‘the DNA computer that plays tic-tac-toe or that traveling salesman problem, see how fast they come to a store near you.
Don’t believe me? Read on…
Nanotechnology is, and some say always will be, a science that seems to be ‘around the corner’. For years now, pundits have expounded the potential benefits micromachinery could offer industries ranging from medicine to weatherproofing. The field suffers under the inability to easily and efficiently manufacture on an atomic level. However, a new school of thought seeks to avoid this pitfall by making use of the natural machinery of the cell to construct molecular technology using DNA and proteins. (more)