George M. Church
Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
Department of Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard and MIT
Plenary Talk 1: Limits to Polymer I/O
Various polymers inspired by biology can be used for construction of atomically precise devices in one to four dimensions. What limits the precision, speed and costs of input and output to and from such polymeric systems? We can capture analog and digital information in the form of nucleic acids and proteins -- this involves much lower energy per bit copied than comparable electronic systems. Interfacing such systems with neural systems is a particularly interesting challenge.