Synthetic biology is a branch of science and industry dealing predominantly with designing genetically modified organisms. Also, with the help of synthetic biology, we can currently edit the human genome to treat various genetic diseases, it is called gene therapy. We hope it will eventually allow us to significantly increase the duration of human life. In addition, there is another possible application of synthetic biology, which has not often been mentioned.
We know that animals, and especially humans, have a very amazing intelligent machine called a brain. Even the most powerful supercomputers, which consume a lot of energy and occupy a lot of area, can’t effectively perform many tasks which can be easily performed by an ordinary human’s brain or even an animal’s brain, and at the same time the average brain consumes less than 100 watt energy and is held in a relatively small volume of space. And why shouldn’t we try to improve this wonderful natural device in order to obtain even a better thinking machine?