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Brainiac

The slime mold says turn left

Biocomputers are a cool concept that can be hard to get your head around. Popular Science has an eye-
opening, accessible look
at the different ways scientists are manipulating living organisms to perform calculations, including using swarms of spider crabs to calculate vectors and creating genetically modified human cells that can perform addition and subtraction.

But if I were to put money on one of these as the technology of the future, it would be slime mold GPS:

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