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Synthetic life
Posted: 2 April 2014

When we published this MindBullet in 2007, we thought that it would be decades before people started churning out artificial life forms from computer designs. But this report of a computer-designed chromosome surviving replication in a yeast cell makes it look like a scenario that has come a whole lot closer.

Of course, it's going to be some time before we can manufacture dragons and orcs, but ...

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Designer genes take a leap forward after scientists make new chromosome
2 April 2014
Look miles into the future and imagine a day, when geneticists can design a flawless set of human genes in a laboratory.
MindBullet logo SYNTHETIC LIFE MAKES THE JUMP FROM VIRTUAL WORLDS
Artificial DNA used to make live replicas of game characters
Dateline: 8 August 2028
Now that scientists have perfected the technique of synthesizing DNA, it is possible to take computer-generated characters from virtual world environments ...
What do you call spam from a freezer?
Posted: 22 January 2014

Perhaps 'freezmail' will be the new junkmail in the internet of everything. But when everything's connected, anything can be hacked, including your toilet, as Neil pointed out yesterday.

We've published MindBullets in the past about airliners' autopilots being hijacked, and even appliances that get viruses, like this one from 2011. It was a bit tongue-in-cheek, but apparently not so far from ...

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Fridge full of spam: Hacked appliances sending junk email
22 January 2014
Fridges, TVs and hi-fis have been hacked and used to launch hundreds of thousands of malicious spam email attacks.
MindBullet logo THE MICROWAVE GAVE MY TOASTER A VIRUS FOR CHRISTMAS
And the washing machine has gone crazy
Dateline: 1 January 2013
The internet of things has its drawbacks. Now that everything is connected, all the time, they don't always play nice. It's annoying, when you're sitting ...

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