Policy Horizons Canada
Biological and digital systems are coming together in profound ways, creating a new domain called the biodigital. Digital technology and living things are increasingly able to communicate with each other. We can embed digital technology into living organisms, and incorporate biological components into new technologies. Genetic modi cation of the natural world for climate change mitigation, environmental remediation, and biodiversity conservation may however raise ethical considerations.
The contours of the coming biodigital era are becoming clearer. This report explores change drivers and how biodigital convergence could transform ve economic sectors and areas of life.
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