Ques: What is BioHacking?
Ans: Well, BioHacking is the art of hacking the biology. Simple, isn’t it? See, nature has mastered some of the best ways of doing things. On a cellular level, you can observe a hell lot of complicated but efficient logistics. Everything is so decentralized yet agreeable. And nature has also produced organisms which can metabolize waste products, detect nuclear wastes and innumerable yet to be discovered wonders.
This is wonderful but unfortunately we havent been able to tap this ability for our benefit. You may say there is Genetic engineering and Biotechnology. Yes, they are there but they are just the beginning. I am talking about grander things such as bacteria playing chess, farms of algae providing energy for inter-planetary journey, microbial intelligence replacing AI, E. coli on seek-and-destroy cancer missions in our body, merger of biotechnology, information technology and nanotechnology, and many other futuristic bio-things.
All these things are grand yet achievable. And the art/science (it doesn’t make a difference yet) of achieving them is BioHacking. It isn’t a single science, but an amalgation of all the futuristic things which can hack the usual way of nature for our and its own benefit.
I intend to post a lot of links, articles, views and some of my own projects on this blog.
Welcome to BioHacking.