The convergence

Gabriele Scheler
2 min readApr 6, 2024

When looking into the future, there are a number of interesting trends, such as quantum computing, which may save lots of energy, or space travel, which is here to stay and will become more affordable. But what I find interesting is the development of computation with biological cells, and the ability to build computing systems, and robots, not from hard metals but from soft biological matter — mostly cells.

A baby platypus in a human hand
Baby platypus looks like having been built after the convergence

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Gabriele Scheler

Computer scientist and AI researcher turned neuroscientist, supporting a non-profit foundation, Carl Correns Foundation for Mathematical Biology.