The digital age has transformed daily life and economies worldwide. While today's technologies store, compute, and transmit data at unprecedented volume and speed, there are potential applications for new paradigms of communication and information transmission. Harnessing biological processes and platforms could open new opportunities for durable and efficient data storage, powerful computational capabilities, and innovative approaches to sensing and peer-to-peer information transmission. Application of these technologies may also lead to new policy, security, and ethics challenges. To examine how cutting-edge biotechnologies and research could enable these new approaches, as well as the societal impacts they might have, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine hosted a virtual workshop on Using Biology for Communication and Information Transmission on January 20-21, 2022. This publication summarizes the presentation and discussion of the workshop.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Using Biology for Communication and Information Transmission: Proceedings of a Workshop–in Brief. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/26560.
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