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Jan. 20, 2016 1:10 pm

Cool talk alert: ‘Biology is the new digital’

Tonight at Genspace: Learn about how living things are like computers, and vice versa.

These lil DNA guys have a lot more information in them than we know.

(Image courtesy of Genspace)

Hmm, a rocket scientist talking about the world of designer organisms? Where do I sign up? You don’t have to sign up, it’s free!

Dr. Mike Flanagan, who worked in NASA’s jet propulsion division for 20 years and now works in synthetic biology, will be giving a talk on how the natural world and digital world compare.

“It’s been said that ‘Biology is the new digital’ but many ‘digital’ aspects of biological systems have preceded their modern counterparts by billions and billions of years (most notably in storage, control systems, and communications),” the event invite says.

Our brains are computers, artificial intelligence is intelligence and I’m convinced plants can think.

Come check out the talk tonight at Genspace, a community biolaboratory in Downtown Brooklyn.

Entrepreneur Talk – Biology: the Once and Future Digital –

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016, 7:00 PM

Genspace
33 Flatbush Avenue, 7th Floor Brooklyn, NY

34 Biohackers, Geeks, DIYers Attending

Come hear Genspace member Mike Flanagan talk about the parallels between his original field and his latest entrepreneurial foray into the world of designer organisms.It’s been said that “Biology is the new digital” but many “digital” aspects of biological systems have preceded their modern counterparts by billions and billions of years (most notab…

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