A Mechanical Turing Machine: Blueprint for a Biomolecular Computer

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A Mechanical Turing Machine: Blueprint for a Biomolecular Computer

Medicine in 2050

Medicine in 2050: “Doctor in a Cell”

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Possible types of molecular output

Possible types of molecular treatment

Possible types of “cellular doctors”

A design for an intra-cellular computer should be

Logical Design for an Intra-Cellular Computer

1900 Hilbert Posed a Problem

1936 Turing had an answer...

The Turing Machine

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Configuration

Example Control Program: Well-formed Expressions

Example computation

Example Control Program: Well-formed Expressions

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A Mechanical Turing Machine

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Example Configuration

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Example Transition: Before

Example Transition: After

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Example Trace Polymer

Implementation

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Cellular Input

Computer Input

Cellular output

Computer Output

Ultimately...

Ultimately...

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Author: Ehud Shapiro

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