It may be nothing new to regular readers of this blog, but when MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito proclaims that "bio is the new digital", you can be sure that faint undercurrent is slowly but steadily becoming mainstream.

Joi expains biotech is rapidly becoming more accessible to creative people outside of closed institutions, drawing parallels to the democratization of computers some decades ago. Be sure to watch the video until his last sweeping sentence "The design of the future is hardware, it's software, it's biology and it's complex.. But you have to know math."

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