: ' andrew hessel'

The parallels with SynBio & computers

Some of the tensions around DIY biology, it’s exactly the same as the tensions around computing. It reminds me of the 1982 movie War Games about a kid in his bedroom that manages to hack his [...]

Bioethics, Evolution & the beauty of working with living things

I couldn’t resist posting some of Andrew Hessel’s thoughts on various topics in synbio – enjoy! Ethics Ethics are very important to individuals and similar-thinking groups, but an ethical position will change over time. I think [...]

SynBio Risks Parallel Computers Risks in 1970s

“Some of the tensions around DIY biology, it’s exactly the same as the tensions around computing. It reminds me of the 1982 movie War Games about a kid in his bedroom that manages to hack his [...]

Frivolous Applications are Great

Written by Jonny Serfaty As a self-proclaimed futurist, Andrew Hessel is always looking to the future and in particular to the future of synthetic biology. While most of what we talk about these days is synbio’s [...]

Andrew Hessel: The Goal that Drives Me

Ever wondered what motivates Andrew Hessel to drive Synthetic Biology forward? “I have a goal that keeps me focused and has done for the last decade and it’s pretty simple: I want to see drug development [...]

The Bio-Crime Prophecy

This article was taken from the June 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired’s articles in print before they’re posted online, and get your hands on loads of additional content by¬†subscribing online. [...]

The President is Killed by Personalized Bioweapons

Fortunately, the death of the US President takes place in a fictional future outlined by Andrew Hessel, Marc Goodman and Steven Kotler. In this chilling vision of how the future of synbio develops, personalized therapies originally [...]

Andrew Hessel: What is a Futurist?

Written by Jonny Serfaty If you ask Andrew Hessel what his job is, he’ll most likely tell you that he’s a futurist. So what does being a futurist involve exactly? “It means that generally I don’t [...]

Andrew Hessel’s Definitive Guide to SynBio

Andrew Hessel has released a one hour video presentation called “You Can and Must Understand Synthetic Biology”, taken from a similar title about computers from a book published in 1974. Hessel takes us through a full [...]