I'd like to know if anybody here had experiences with dna computers. I'd like to know if anybody can think of social applications for such computers.
Maybe in association with antimatter?
>Since many many people would have a lot to lose by being vulnerable
>to such attacks, I would believe that people would actively band
>together to provide nanodefense systems. Killing people that are
>enhanced through nanomedicine gets *very* difficult. You essentially
>have to dismantle the brain. If people have virtual backup copies
>that are activated upon their death, then killing them becomes
>> Do we develop James L. Halperin's _Truth Machine_ fool-proof lie detector
>> first or concurrently?
>I'm not sure that a Truth Machine buys you much. I had a lot
>of trouble with the concept when I read about it. With nanotech
>you should be able to "edit" memories at least to some degree.
>I would imagine nanobots sitting in the synapses, while you
>"recall" the information you want to hide, then they actively
>disrupt those paths so you can no longer remember it. They
>should be able to store the original synaptic settings
>in an inaccessible encrypted format.
>Now, of course the technology works in reverse if used by the
>"authorities" on the terrorists. Add the thought control bots,
>tune them up, and it becomes impossible for the terrorist to
>remember he was a terrorist. *Very* scary technology however.
>Definately kinder and gentler than some current solutions though.
>Would anyone care to comment on what motivates these groups?
>Clearly in some groups, they are willing to die for their cause.
>I don't think that in and of itself would define a condition
>of insanity. How "sane" are these people really? If confronted
>with a body of evidence that their beliefs are outmoded or
>incorrect, will they change their minds?
>If not, then we have a very interesting problem of when is it
>justified to "adjust" the personal reality of an individual?
>would make the oranizing of such groups very difficult.
>if the operate in record/wait/broadcast mode. A nanobot
>can store a lot of voice/video. It potentially gets worse
>since iuch larger than the recording devices it is almost
>>Is the solution simply to infect eenever a crime occurs?
>This seems to be only a small step away from leaving your
>DNA at a crime scene today.