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Episode 013 – Artificial Life: Playing God, Making Money
Controversy? Are some people playing god? And making money? The new topic of down the Rabbit Hole is about Artificial Life: Playing God, making money.
First things first, we need to establish what is Artificial life, also referred to as “aLife” and as “synthetic life”. It is a field of study which examines systems related to life.
Exists 3 main kinds of alife, which are named for their approaches, “soft” from software; “hard” from computing hardware and “wet” from biochemistry.
We also mention one of the most famous innovators in the field, Craig Venter, who is an American biotechnologist, geneticist and entrepreneur. He is known for being one of the first to sequence the human genome and the first to transfect a cell with a synthetic genome.
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