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The information moved by microelectromechanical systems need not be electronic; it can be mechanical, chemical or biological. Two types of systems are involved, sensors and actuators. Sensors are converters of one form of energy into another; actuators allow sensors to interact with each other. MEMS uses technology from very large-scale integration to create structural components rather than transistor parts such as gates and metal contacts. Those components usually require post-processing or assembly in FASTER, CONNECTED, SMARTER order to become workable devices.
In the very near future rice and beans will each be genetically manipulated to provide a totally balanced protein mix. Genetics will go beyond that however, and allow us to modify plants or create new plants, transgenic species, that will thrive in arid zones, in dry climates, in brackish water, and in other environments normally thought of as marginal to unusable. 38 The application of genetics to micro-organisms is likely to be profoundly important in many regards. Micro-organisms in their democratic acceptance of DNA from any other species are already able to produce large quantities of very complex molecules, too expensive or even too difficult to manufacture by traditional means.
We have over the past half-century learned to THE NEXT TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF TECHNOLOGY: OPPORTUNITIES AND RISKS decode DNA, how to take it apart, put it back together, synthesise it, even how to combine DNA from different sources or species. We have learned that the DNA characteristics or behaviour coded for will be expressed – that is, will show up in the organism – if the environmental conditions of the organism are appropriate. We have also learned that there are few things more democratic in the universe: DNA from any part of the living kingdom will, when moved into any other part of the living kingdom, in all likelihood express its characteristics if the environment permits it.