Michio Kaku: The Biotech Revolution

Professor Michio Kaku, famous Theoretical Physicist and one of the inventors of Light Cone String Field Theory (one of the Relativistic forms of M-Theory), hosts a documentary on the use of the body of scientific knowledge on Biochemistry and Molecular Biology that will lead to “The Biotech Revolution”. In this documentary, Michio Kaku explores the the emerging field of advanced Biotechnology and how by combining our knowledge of physics and engineering with the vast knowledge of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Neurobiology and Zoology we can influence regenerative processes in the body, fight disease and even cure some of the most pervasive and destructive diseases facing us today. By working together in a common goal, Biologists and Computer Scientists can successfully map entire genomes, as they have done in the initial Human Genome Project, and locate genes that code for specific amino acid chains, leading to peptides and proteins. By using this knowledge, Chemists, Biologists and Physicists are all planning to generate active biotechnology that could, perhaps in our lifetime, act semi-autonomously and fight disease on the cellular level by delivering mechanically driven medication to an active site in the body of living organisms. By engineering entire chemistry labs on microchips, scanning for disease could take on a form seen only in science fiction and requiring only a innovation in our existing knowledge to design such devices. The power that we have
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14 thoughts on “Michio Kaku: The Biotech Revolution

  1. You still exist as information and you still exist genetically. You also exist in parallel universes :p we live forever in more ways than one even possibly in the form of a soul.

  2. In a world where there’s no scientific proof of God’s existence and of life after death how will you explain to your children why you brought them into the world and why they will have to die?

  3. Honestly, that was just a social experiment. I tried to ask a question that made it seem like I was idiot, who asked a question that had nothing to do with anything, JUST to see if you would take me seriously. I don’t blame you for not picking up on my sarcasm, that was the purpose of the experiment; to prove that most people – even seemingly smart people, like yourself in biology, have come to accept that a lot of people on the internet are just plain dumb, and would ask a question like that.

  4. From my understanding, fishes do not have an iris, but there may be a few families or classes of fish that have something similar to the mammalian iris. Some species of fish have lenses which separate white light into separate colors of the light spectrum. What species or genus of fish are you referring to? Most likely different classes of fish have different biomolecules or no-molecules to produce pigment. If you find anything, let us know about it.

  5. I agree that it’s difficult to communicate scientific principles or facts with the general public. If my memory is correct, biologists in the 19th century used the term race to classify a population with different physical traits within the same species. Fish and Bears belong to the same phylum; they are both vertebrates. Bears and humans belong to same class, Mammalia. Eye color is due to different degree of light bending; like the blue color of the sky or a rainbow.

  6. Well thanks for explaining that to other people. First of all I know that there isn’t a race between humans, because we are all homosapiens. But again often people speak of racism, I’m fairly interrested in science but not all people do and takes time to learn, some don’t understand that. Race is between different species like a fish and a bear, roughly explained. Second I know that colour is decided by how pigments are developed in humans. I was trying to oversimplifize to the general public 🙂

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