"Scientists discover living power cables made from bacteria"

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posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 03:09 AM
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Good Day to everybody , I think this should be interesting to quiet a few people here





Three years ago, scientists discovered electric currents running through the seabed — but they had no idea what was causing it. But now, researchers from Denmark and the United States believe they have the answer: bacteria that function as living electric cables


Now imagine what would happen if we could adapt this with the human body ... I mean organic electric cables running and supplying power to any kind of implant that would be integrated with our body .. Of course I can see a lot of dark ideas that could be developed from organic power cables , but I still think this is a amazing find ..

Here is the link to the full article if somebody is interested




posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 03:24 AM
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Unnecessary nerves so to say?



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 03:57 AM
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The article did not say how much electricity these things produce, just that they have an electrical current. I wonder if we could grow these to use as a power plant.



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 06:18 AM
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my thoughts are, could this mean the seabed has a function similiar to neurons in the brain? is the seabed thinking?


a famous quote comes to mind

"When you stare into the abyss the abyss stares back at you."



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 11:27 AM
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I've noticed that our current technology of copper wires, silicon chips, and chemical batteries seems to be reaching an end point, and I believe we're on the brink of new revolutionary technology to replace the current paradigm. This article states that organic conductors may be able to replace current microprocessor technology. Imagine a network of bacteria-filled tubes, transmitting internet data at a rate far faster than we can dream of.



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 12:10 PM
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This has been in sci fi movies for years. Do this brilliant minds come up with this on accident?



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 12:12 PM
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Originally posted by Thill
Good Day to everybody , I think this should be interesting to quiet a few people here





Three years ago, scientists discovered electric currents running through the seabed — but they had no idea what was causing it. But now, researchers from Denmark and the United States believe they have the answer: bacteria that function as living electric cables


Now imagine what would happen if we could adapt this with the human body ... I mean organic electric cables running and supplying power to any kind of implant that would be integrated with our body .. Of course I can see a lot of dark ideas that could be developed from organic power cables , but I still think this is a amazing find ..

Here is the link to the full article if somebody is interested


wow sounds complicated, its not like a string you can attach



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 01:38 PM
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Actually, the way things are going at the moment, it wouldnt take much of a leap to install a genetically modified version of this bio-cable in the human body, for a whole range of interesting purposes. The important point is, what would be the unforseen consequences of doing so, and would we be able to surmount those issues? Only experimentation will tell, and that is the bit that will take the time.



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 01:49 PM
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Originally posted by pryingopen3rdeye
my thoughts are, could this mean the seabed has a function similiar to neurons in the brain? is the seabed thinking?


a famous quote comes to mind

"When you stare into the abyss the abyss stares back at you."


Even thou I am on the fence regarding the whole Gaia concept , I guess You could say that.. Well I would not say that the seabed is thinking more like the seabed would be the matter on which Gaias neuron pathways are located (if you get my point ...) .. But to be fair this is very unlikely, since this would mean Gaias "brain" would be scattered through out the whole "body".. I guess stranger things were proven true but for now i leave this in the realm of speculative fiction bit a pinch of curiosity



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 01:52 PM
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You are very spot on with that , I always assumed that bio engineering would be the next step in a major technological breakthrough... I mean this is a logical next step , to integrate biology and technology since nature provides so much excellent blueprints



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 01:56 PM
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Of course it sounds complicated , because it is very complicated
Nobody said that major breakthroughs have to be easy , and even less the tech aplciations steaming from them
But You know how it usually is ... After somebody discovers something truly amazing a lot of smart people start working around that idea so sooner than later somebody comes up with the first alpha prototypes of tech based on said discovery ... And after that it usually is just a matter of time (and trial and error sadly ) before tech based on this discovery goes mainstream



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 02:00 PM
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Originally posted by TrueBrit
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Actually, the way things are going at the moment, it wouldnt take much of a leap to install a genetically modified version of this bio-cable in the human body, for a whole range of interesting purposes. The important point is, what would be the unforseen consequences of doing so, and would we be able to surmount those issues? Only experimentation will tell, and that is the bit that will take the time.


Exactly .. Like I stated in my previous post , it all comes down to trail and error after a while and time ... Sadly like with any tech it will get abused more than less (I guess the military minds are all over this already
) so a great many unforeseen consequences will arise from that , but like with anything else this is unavoidable . If we think in terms "what bad will happen if .." then we might as well stop all kinds of research because everything will get abused by somebody ..



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 08:47 PM
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Originally posted by TrueBrit
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Actually, the way things are going at the moment, it wouldnt take much of a leap to install a genetically modified version of this bio-cable in the human body, for a whole range of interesting purposes. The important point is, what would be the unforseen consequences of doing so, and would we be able to surmount those issues? Only experimentation will tell, and that is the bit that will take the time.


Friend, be very careful what you wish for! Looking up google in your mind's eye might sound cool but:

Enter the thought police, brought to you by technology! 10 years in a correctional facility for thinking bad thoughts.

Fines issued because the Government can see the speedo as you see it.

On the other hand:

WOW, Live the experience!

Internet porn becomes have real sex with anyone you want. As real to you as the real thing.

Pretend babies that you can mentally turn off.

Pets that are invisible to everyone else unless they are connected.

We would quickly lose ourselves in a sea of fantasy as we escape the drudgery of reality.

You could work the whole day with your boss controlling your thoughts while you perceive the fun of ski races.



You may laugh, but is not the internet already a place where you can be something that you are not.

Friend, be very careful what you wish for!

P



posted on Oct, 27 2012 @ 04:00 AM
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I was not thinking of internal internet connection and wireless hook ups. I was more thinking that this stuff could be a good option for use in bypassing failed nerve clusters, and creating bio machinery for cleaning arteries, hunting and killing cancer, and even bioelectric pacemakers. Medically , these things could teach us much about transmission of electricity by living things.




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