[ExI] Bulk storage in DNA
atymes at gmail.com
Thu Oct 4 16:23:57 UTC 2012
On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 8:47 AM, David Lubkin <lubkin at unreasonable.com> wrote:
> Book written in DNA code
> My brain is roiling with the implications of this. Don't be surprised
> if short fiction manifests.
A book written in the "junk" DNA of a large family, socially
engineered to breed mainly with each other (the genetic risks
of inbreeding having been removed), with pages written as
whole strands of DNA so the pages might get randomly
distributed but each page would be intact?
Someone whose DNA was supposedly written to include a
novel, whose life then plays out much like that novel - only to
learn later that it was only a metaphor (the life that was lead
is spoken of as a novel, and the genes just set it up) or that
the novel DNA was actually inside someone else instead?
Some magic incantation written in DNA, whose strands were
dispersed through normal breeding through the generations, but
which by chance (or not) come back together in a far-distant
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