This is pretty nerdtastic. Researches at the Israel Institute of Technology have developed an organic computer that can encrypt and decipher images and is made of...wait for it... biomolecules and runs off of...DNA molecules. The four key components to any computer, they stated, hardware, software, input, and output are entirely constructed of molecules.
"For example, all biological systems and even entire living organisms are such computers. Every one of us is a biomolecular computer, a machine in which all four components are molecules that 'talk' to one another logically."
"The input is a molecule that undergoes specific, predetermined changes, following a specific set of rules -software - and the output is another molecule."
Even if we can't completely understand the details of how it functions, the implications are huge. Being organic, such devices can interact with living organisms and biological system much more easily than electronic computers that require an interface. Though its commercial use is a long way off, it's pretty incredible to think about how this could be put to use medically, environmentally, and for all those Californians whose MacBooks are preventing them from going completely organic...
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