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Bioprinting works very much like 3D printing. A movable print head deposits layer-upon-layer producing a 3D object but instead of using plastics or ceramics the cartridges are filled with biological material.
Emulating multimillion dollar lab equipment with cheap DIY designs is an essential part of biohacking. As geneticist and DIY bioengineer Cathal Garvey explained in an earlier article on biohacking: ‘I am trying to make every level of biotechnology available for anyone because this is the most fundamental technology of them all. This is the code of life.’ And to democratize bioengineering people need to have access to the necessary tools.
Kaku says it’s possible to make such a device and suggests we’ll have it in 100 years.
I say we’ll have it in 20. A longtime friend of mine has significant pieces of a replicator functioning in his lab right now. He’s no mad scientist but a respected engineer who is known for his broad technical interests. Right now he can’t make you a mug of Earl Grey (hot), but he can lay down in nanoseconds trillions of atoms of any abundant element, placing those atoms not just in perfect rows, but also placing them in intricate patterns with other atoms to create familiar combinations as well as new materials the world has never seen before.
Originally posted by Mosthated718bx
reply to post by hawkiye
Very cool videos, here’s a thought 3d printer+cloning tech+ replicator+ X means of getting it directly to location (maybe piggy back a photon lol)= transportation to any world of your choosing!