posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 12:18 AM
reply to post by Theflyingweldsman
Cells minus Protein equals skeleton cell, or in this case, Fossilized cell. Ergo Dead. Not living dead, not Zombies.
Well considering that cells in general by themselves or even in group are not technically considered alive the way we think of beings being alive.
What they are considered as is either functional, or non functional. What these silica cells are is nonfunctional but can be used or down the line in
the future can become fully functional cells used in all kinds of things or by themselfs. Either way there not zombie cells, and there not dead
cells, there cells who's function is optimal in some areas but lacking in others, a work in progress I would say.
But yes why make nano machines from scratch when you can just use what is already out, all life is just biological nanomachines working in synch.
Nano-machines already exist, just take what is already there and what took nature billions and billions of years to create and improve upon it, thats
all these guys are doing messing with what is already there and seeing what else it can do if you add this or that, in this instance making synthetic
cells out of bio cells, or at the very least modeling bio cells in more detail to better understand there functions.