Monday, January 28, 2013

No Place for Humans


A World that is not where Bodies live...

source: "A Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace", distributed via the Internet, circa. 1996, by John Perry Barlow
via: The Souls of Cyberfolk: Posthumanism as Vernacular Theory, Thomas Foster, U of Minnesota, 2005

The coding used the same four "letters", or bases, but in a language living cells would not understand

DNA 'perfect for digital storage'
23 January 2013, Jonathan Amos, BBC

"The DNA we've created can't be incorporated accidently into a genome; it uses a completely different code to what the cells of living bodies use," he explained.

"And if you did end up with any of this DNA inside you, it would just be degraded and disposed of. It really has no place in a living being."

-Team member Nick Goldman, European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) at Hinxton, near Cambridge, Mass.

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