RE: jeff's cyborg cells

Robert J. Bradbury (
Sat, 10 Jul 1999 18:24 PDT

> "Billy Brown" <> wrote:
> Hmm. Yes, you should be able to do usefull amounts of computation without
> any problems. Couple that with passive sensors, and you could have a very
> powerful metabolic monitoring system. Add a few digitally-controlled
> ribosomes to the cell and you could do a lot of interesting biological
> manipulations. You could also do a lot of immune system enhancements with
> this technology (based on improved ability to detect invaders and
> co-ordinate immune responses).

Much of this is/will be discussed in "Nanomedicine". I'll be discussing some of it at Extro4. I don't think the immune system enhancements come up until volume 2 or 3 however.