Am mai citit despre proteze bionice, dinti printati 3D sau diverse experiemente cu tesut uman, dar idei similare cu cea prezentata sub numele de “OSCAR, the modular body”, ma tot urmaresc de cateva saptamani, la pachet cu fondurile de investitii pentru start-ups in HeathTech.
Conceptul de modular body e atat de avansata si creepy, in acelasi timp, incat nu pot sa ma bucur indeajuns de mult ca ar putea fi posibil, pe viitor, sa ne schimbam organele interne nefunctionale cu unele noi, ca deja ma apuca paranoia si ma gandesc daca ar putea aparea si micro-organisme din carne, oase si tesut uman artifical care ar putea face orice film cu Frankestein … realitate.
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“The Modular Body is an online science fiction story about the creation of OSCAR, a living organism built from human cells. The protagonist is Cornelis Vlasman, a versatile biologist for whom the path well-travelled is the most uninteresting one by definition. Together with a few like-minded people he therefore starts an independent laboratory in which he experiments with organic materials, on his own initiative, with his own resources and his own team.
After many years of hard work, Vlasman’s team succeeds in creating new life from cells taken from his own body. Under his supervision the world’s first living organism is built: OSCAR.
OSCAR is a prototype (the size of a human hand) consisting of clickable organ modules grown from human cells.
What makes OSCAR special is the thought process preceding the organism, which comes down to this: (human) life can be regarded as a closed system but when it is approached as a modular system this may lead to innovative applications and solutions.”