What Synthetic Life Means

We have been getting a lot of questions about the meaning of Craig Venter’s accomplishment, creating self-replicating life, more or less. Joel’s been responding — this is like the creation of the laser. Who knew that the most important application would turn out to be music playing? Meanwhile, if you want a technical discussion of where this fits, check out our friend Jamais Cascio’s analysis.               read more

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