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Organic circuitry

In Excerpts on January 11, 2011 at 3:08 pm

An addendum to the previous post. Real-world hyperlinks are on a number of minds:

“If we would make circuits on living entities, they would perform differently according to the environment or the homeostatic state of the substrate.” Translation: These orgatronics could rely on the natural processes taking place within the organic matter itself for power, or even interesting new functionality.

The wooden circuits picture above really do work. And I love the idea of technology reading and responding to natural, climatological events. The current ideas surrounding an “Internet of things,” however, sound hopelessly mired in the digital doldrums—at least for now.

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