Through leveraging molecular machines at the nanoscale, past experiments and research have shown how these ‘nano-biological’ motors are the future of parallel computation.

With ordinary computers (like the one you’re using now 😉), tasks are done sequentially. Multiple tasks done simultaneously are actually lightning-fast switches between tasks within your processor. To exponentially increase the capabilities of our computers, parallel computing is necessary — multiple tasks truly being done simultaneously.

Parallel computing through nano-biological motors could be our new approach. Not only is there the potential for more complex computation, but cost and energy efficiency are also possible. In fact, nano-biological motors use 1% of the energy consumed by modern electronic transistors.

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