Saturday, 8 December 2007

Is Your DNA a Quantum Computer?

Could the DNA molecule actually be a miraculous ‘computer chip’ of sorts?

Is DNA a hyper-advanced technology, put right in front of our faces by a vast super-intelligence?

Has it been sitting there this whole time, just waiting for us to decode it — and develop unimaginably wonderful new technologies?

Could DNA be a ‘machine’ that is far more complex and difficult to reverse-engineer than silicon chips had been?

Wait a minute now. DNA is way too small to be a computer chip. The "base pairs" of the DNA molecule are built of single atoms!

Computer chips are certainly tiny, with millions of transistors printed on a single piece of silicon, but individual atoms are much, much, much smaller.

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