• E. Coli Bacteria into Hard Drives
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Some person with :downs: will hit one of the drives with E. Coli with a mallet and make a infection/break out of E. Coli
How will writing new data work? Because they keep reproducing, there's no way to be sure that you've put the new data into all of the cells.
I think the storage is for a single strain of DNA, which is then kept redundant by all the bacteria?
[QUOTE=Identity;27359072]Imagine this. You have an E Coli "E Drive" (My own name for it, fuck you). You're casually browsing some fine pron, when BAM! A virus strikes. E Coli just goes "Woah, woah, fuck you I was here first." and literally infects the virus itself. It's virus vs virus. I sort of have a hyper-active imagination.[/QUOTE] But E Coli isn't a virus.
This could work for RAM. Since e-coli die off pretty fast and whatnot, the application would last only until the computer was off.
But they'd all die at high or low temperature or unusual humidity or acidity. That would suck.
[QUOTE=Jo The Shmo;27363670]But they'd all die at high or low temperature or unusual humidity or acidity. That would suck.[/QUOTE] They'd build them into hyperbolic chambers so nothing like that happens.
[QUOTE=Jo The Shmo;27363670]But they'd all die at high or low temperature [/QUOTE] Such as those inside a computer. [QUOTE=HumanAbyss;27363717]They'd build them into hyperbolic chambers so nothing like that happens.[/QUOTE] [url=http://www.theonion.com/articles/amazing-new-hyperbolic-chamber-greatest-invention,1321/]Yeah, that makes sense.[/url]
When I get one of these, I will feed the bacteria bacon, making them way better than any of yours :v:
so will we need to feed are computers?
I just realized. Due to bacteriophages, your harddrive could [i]actually[/i] get a virus.
[QUOTE=Snail562;27365569]I just realized. Due to bacteriophages, your harddrive could [i]actually[/i] get a virus.[/QUOTE] Send it to a doctor then
:3 Bump as i think this is worthy
That's not much of a bump...
If we could do this to E coli, could we accidently bioengineer it to a super bug?
[QUOTE=Octo pie;27352972]that's an odd way of saying it, but basically 900TB of data in a single gram is pretty cool[/QUOTE] I think its easier for people to visualise 450 hard drives piled up when thinking of how much space data takes up.
If you think IO on a hard drive is slow, wait until you have to locate a specific bacterium as it's moving around in the mob. Writing to DNA shouldn't be too hard, but how do you read it back? There's no way you can find the data you need.
Why has this first reached FP now? its old.. months old.. [url]http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=da&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=da&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fnewz.dk%2F900-tb-data-i-et-gram-bakterier%23new[/url]
Cylons.
i fucking love science
[QUOTE=macacan;27362327]How many nucleotides does E. Coli RNA contain? Would data have to be stored using a quaternary based system? [editline]12th January 2011[/editline] What is the read method? Is it already computerised and automated? What file system is used? So many questions![/QUOTE] But there's only one question everyone here is thinking about... ...how long will it be until we can buy one of these hard drives?
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This is scary, I DON'T WANT A BIO COMPUTER OR A COMPUTER IN ME DAMNIT c
They're not exactly HARD drives now are they? Bio-Drive. I like that. So when are they going to make it so that the human body is immune to E. Coli sickness, so we can be walking hard drives. I want to be able to plug myself into the computer and play the music I have in stored in my 900+ TB body. [editline]12th January 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=Xilo;27360425]what they REALLY need to figure out is how to do this with sperm.[/QUOTE] Imagine, with E. Coli in your body, being immune, carrying your own music and movies and shit inside you, you could fileshare with other people by fucking them. Peer 2 Peer takes on a whole new meaning.
[QUOTE=Lebowski;27372299] Imagine, with E. Coli in your body, being immune, carrying your own music and movies and shit inside you, you could fileshare with other people by fucking them. Peer 2 Peer takes on a whole new meaning.[/QUOTE] So does cavity search.
[QUOTE=soderholm13;27372223]This is scary, I DON'T WANT A BIO COMPUTER OR A COMPUTER IN ME DAMNIT c[/QUOTE] Oh come on, don't be a pussy it'll be awesome.
Imagine how much Illegal downloading you could get away with. Simple enough when the government takes your hard drive, they get infected. Lul.
[QUOTE=macacan;27363733]Such as those inside a computer. [url=http://www.theonion.com/articles/amazing-new-hyperbolic-chamber-greatest-invention,1321/]Yeah, that makes sense.[/url][/QUOTE] You do realize that they're real and do work? It's not like they're amazing, but you could protect them from most forms of environmental damage in there.
My USB drive could hold an OS and more?
It sucks how we hear about all these potential technological advances today, but we will have to wait at least 20 years or so until they come to fruition.
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