January 5, 2001
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If computer engineering defined the last half of the twentieth century, then biotech will surely define the first half of the twenty-first century.
posted by Steven Den Beste (5 comments total)
Revolutions in "biotech" have been happening the entire 20th C .. the average life span has almost doubled. Its not a new frontier like the Internet was you just dont go out and become a 16 year old biotech hacker in your bedroom.. maybe that will change but the history of biotech doesnt support it. Then again the idea of a "personal computer" was almost unimaginable. We need powerfull consumer-grade biotech tools for cloneing and some Mammoth DNA and some Ice Man DNA.
posted by stbalbach at 12:20 AM on January 6, 2001

I just want something useful, like x-ray vision DNA or mind reader DNA.
posted by swank6 at 1:49 AM on January 6, 2001

powerful consumer-grade biotech tools == armageddon
posted by muppetboy at 2:19 AM on January 6, 2001

"...and in state news, a 15 year old biohacker who goes by the handle 'gr3g0r43v3r' accidentally released a virus that does 'a DOS attack on your mitochondria', killing upwards of 16,000 in the greater Milwaukee area. Meanwhile, in sports...."
posted by youhas at 2:49 AM on January 6, 2001

Id really like to have a Ice Man Versus the Mammoth at the local Metrodome .. it would surely outsell the Monstor Truck rally. "SundaySundaySunday.. Sunday only.. Ice Man..man..man.. versus MAMMOTH" -- it has a strong appeal I dont know why.
posted by stbalbach at 11:02 AM on January 6, 2001

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