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Bioelectric Man

Are you ready to have your mind blown? Thanks to the recent post by Josh Mittledorf, I became aware of a recent lecture presentation given by Prof. Michael Levin (Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University) about his research into the bioelectric mechanisms that establish a whole new realm of biological determinism.

This science is so crazy and fascinating its hard to even to comment about it – other than to say: Watch the Video

Dr. Levin’s  work is so far out, its almost incomprehensible to imagine as to  where it leads, other than to also say: Watch Star Wars, Episode IV’s Infamous Bar Scene.

Well now you know basically how we get to the bar scene with and a whole lot more of weird and wonderful places, without ever having to leave our own planet.

Levin is so stone cold cool about his work. The guy is right our of the jedi training camp. It’s almost cute how he begins his talk kind of nervous. By the end of his talk, he’s a biological overlord capable of manufacturing the most outlandish results in the most astounding ways imagined only in fiction and sci-fi movies.

Dr. Levin does a straight up job presenting the science and the many nuances around it, as well as the question/answer session that follow the presentation, there isn’t a lot more to say. As usual, Josh Mittel to Josh’s post and comments on the work in this field, what it stands for, and where it may lead.