Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Nov 2011 18:39 UTC, submitted by fran
OSNews, Generic OSes Remember yesterday when I said Solaris 11 goes way over my head? Well, today we're talking about where operating systems and biology intersect. Scientists at the University of Nottingham are trying to develop the in vivo biological cell-equivalent of a computer operating system. The project's name is AUdACiOuS.
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RE: One effect of this
by zima on Fri 18th Nov 2011 23:47 UTC in reply to "One effect of this"
zima
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Hm, you seem to express some faith in humanity, in the opening sentence of your post. I suspect & I'm afraid you will be - yet again - disappointed :p

People will probably just continue to conspicuously consume as much as they think they can get away with, enabled even more by tech advancements (how many even realize about this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Human_welfare_and_ecological_foot... insanity?).
Ultimately, I suspect we might eventually "borgify" this planet, more or less (or: it would be really "funny" if it ends up like this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medea_Hypothesis - how apt that this news is about toying with bacteria ;p ...the true dominating lifeform on Earth)

Edited 2011-11-18 23:55 UTC

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