Tracing the history of computing and revealing a brave new world to come, Genesis Machines describes how this new technology will change the way we think not just about computers - but about life itself.
From the Back Cover:
'This isn't tinkering around the edges. This is "blue sky" research - the sort of high-risk work that could change the world, of crash and burn. It's exhilarating stuff, and it has the potential to change for ever our definition of a "computer".' From Chapter 1, The Logic of Life.
"Fascinating... Amos describes such experiments beautifully, combining laboratory drama with technical explanations. His lucid and punchy prose conveys a genuine excitement of the frontier." Steven Poole, The Meccano of life, The Guardian, January 6, 2007.
"What do encryption, the double helix and sudoku have in common? They are all bound together...in rather surprising ways, as Martyn Amos masterfully shows in this compendious volume. Amos is a born communicator, that rare breed among scientists who write fluently in an understandable and approachable way about difficult concepts." Tony Valsamidis, From sudoku to DNA in six steps, Times Higher Education, February 2, 2007.
"It is hard not to share Amos's excitement as the computational possibilities of the DNA revolution become clear... Amos makes the science accessible, with well-plotted and nicely structured explanations. It's clear that this field will continue to throw up dramatic advances, even if we don't quite know what, yet...Genesis Machines provides a fine introduction to those wishing to follow its progress." Roly Allen, Beyond grey goo, New Statesman, December 4, 2006.