DNA Robots — another “Acts” technology sighting

According to this release from the BioDesign Institute at Arizona State University,

A team of scientists from Columbia University, Arizona State University, the University of Michigan, and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have programmed an autonomous molecular “robot” made out of DNA to start, move, turn, and stop while following a DNA track.

The development could ultimately lead to molecular systems that might one day be used for medical therapeutic devices and molecular-scale reconfigurable robots—robots made of many simple units that can reposition or even rebuild themselves to accomplish different tasks.

Or for creating the Overmind and repairing and reanimating the thawing head of Fred Christ, the frozen god, according to diabolical villain Monty Meekman, the power behind the throne at Digital Microsystems, Inc., and chancellor of the University of New Kent, as chronicled in my famous novel Acts of the Apostles and famous novella The Pains.


  1. Sighting?

    I was thinking about your post on Sideways (you closed comments). Though the main character might be borderline alcoholic, I think you need to cut him some slack for firstly being on holiday and secondly in a crisis.

    I’d say there is some internal evidence the book is actually pretty good too. The implication is that the agent genuinely thinks he is a talent, and that he is close to getting those deals. Plus at the end of the movie, his girlfriend is moved by the book in what seems to be an artistic as well as an emotional level. If you think she has an aesthetic sense (and I think the suggestion is she does) then the book probably is of worth. And worth self-publishing : )

    He’s not unemployed either – he’s a highschool English teacher. He just wants to be a writer.

    I have a theory the director – Alex Payne, is doing the seven ages of man in film. I had a lot of time for Election and About Schmidt, which were possibly better than Sideways.

  2. Adam,

    First, thanks for the correction on “sighting”.

    Sorry about the comments being closed; we’re still getting minor aftershocks from porting to this blogging platform.

    You’re right about the writer having a job. That is an important point.

    And in conclusion, viva el self-publishing!



  3. I figured you’d just closed them after some set period because of the inevitable spam.

  4. Yes, that happens too. I forget how long the “open ” period is. . .

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