Synthetic Biology is a field bound to change the way we think of data and even ourselves. Certainly fiction and film has explored this in biopunk and cyberpunk… the first that came to mind written by our own Kim Knox, Synthetic Dreams.
So I’m left here wondering, if I’m going to store my pictures, music, and my mess of manuscript fragments in a bit of DNA storage, where would I keep it? The tip of my finger? Or, maybe a little plant that sits next to my computer…however that may look in the future. I’m thinking that living storage might be quite neat indeed. And can you picture the change in our landfills? Down with all those ipod chargers and circuit boards and let’s just keep everything in our fingertip.
Her Science Fiction Romance, Desert Blade is a near-future post-apocalyptic romance from Carina Press. Currently available SFR: Silver Bound, Jaq’s Harp, Braided Silk & Firestorm on E’Terra. MetalMark, coming soon from Lyrical Press.