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AtomicProf

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Biohacking... wt?
« on: September 25, 2012, 04:56:23 PM »
OK..  what exactly is BioHacking..  Is this to make a new virus.. and see what sort of mischief can be caused?


Will there be nasty mold spores around the lab that I don't want to breath in? 


I'm reminded of the High School chemistry experiment where one chemical was "very dangerous" and to be careful not to get in contact with yourself.  Actually it was a flouresnt die that showed up under a black light.  The stuff was everywhere, in peoples noses, on girls pants.. 


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tetsuharu

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Re: Biohacking... wt?
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2012, 05:16:20 PM »
The way I like to think of it, computer scientists and engineers have tried for decades to create Artificial Intelligence and model life in computer simulations. They tried to build computers with as many cores as the physical universe (Thinking Machines Corporation), they tried to model the human brain (neural networks, machine learning), they tried to model simple-machine behaviors (insects) with swarms of robots.

Recently, some people have thought it might be worth working from the other direction: making life work for us, instead of making our machines more life-like.

It also goes by the terms BioPunk and Citizen Science.

Some of it is traditional statistical biology, but it can also be genetic engineering, working on implant rejection, those 3d printed kidney projects fit as well.

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Re: Biohacking... wt?
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2012, 10:28:33 AM »
How active is the biohacking here, is it organized at all? I would love to come down some time and collaborate on projects, not that I have much knowledge to contribute :p
yes.