Blood Music by Greg Bear:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

A marvelous novel, expanded from the short story of the same name. Vergil Ulam is a frustrated biologist and geneticist working on biological computers - in a word, smart viruses and bacteria. When he is kicked out of his lab for working with recombinant DNA, he decides to take some of his work home. A classic cautionary tale about fooling with Mother Nature. Select an invention:

Biologics - organic computing
A computer that is made of organic (biological) components, rather than inorganic materials like silicon.

Intellectual Cell - cellular computing
A smart lymphocyte; a cell with enhanced capacity for memory, understanding and communication.

Medically Applicable Biochip - a microarray
A computer formed of organic components that is used for a medical purpose.

 

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re: Clifford Simak
(6/19/2022)

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re: John Brunner
(6/17/2022)

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re: George Lucas
(6/15/2022)

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re: Raymond Z. Gallun
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re: Alice W. Fuller
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Robot Covered In Living Human Skin
re: James Cameron
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Dall-E 2 Creates Art To Order
re: F.L. Wallace
(6/5/2022)

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