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Bacteria might communicate using radio waves

By Archean
Apr 26, 2011
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  1. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    Wow, that is creepy. Its hard to imagine though, but lets hope it provides for a decent break through to combat the worst diseases.
     
  2. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 5,682   +86

    Yup, but on a lighter note, wouldn't it be nice if we could communicate like that? Then I guess we wouldn't have (or need) any 'smart phones' or mobile phones for that matter.
     
  3. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    Yeah, that would be rather awesome! :D
     
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    Communicate??
    some have their own column.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 5,682   +86

    Okay ..... so does that mean they will one day evolve into some intelligent life form which can simply radio-talk/column sharing experiences with other and take over the world ...... arrr I mean humans.

    But one thing, I wonder if we can use the same 'radio communication' technique and program them to get rid of all 'un-wanted people', e.g. pliticians?
     
  6. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157


    I think that would need to wait for the development of the tractor beam.
     
  7. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 736   +244

    Does that mean you can confused them by lying down and putting a radio on your chest?
     
  8. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 5,682   +86

    Even if your radio emit signals which tells them to 'join it' I am not sure this technique will fool them forever, on the contrary, they may end up having a 'more powerful radio transmitter' to communicate.
     
  9. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Posts: 544

    That's scary! Or just plain cool... If bacteria can communicate using radio, then it could mean our cells communicate using radio as well!

    Sh**, I don't want any hackers trying to hack my physiological appearance...

    Also, this may also lead to some interesting discoveries regarding "Are cellular electro-magnetic fields dangerous?" - if cells really do communicate using radio, then the EM-fields might just upset the natural balance of things. Or so I think...
     
  10. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 5,682   +86

    @Loka
    Not just physiological apperance, infact the possibilities are endless then, and I wouldn't want to go there :D
     
  11. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Posts: 544

    Yeah, kind of what I ever so slightly indicated with "the natural order of things" :eek:
    Don't want no cellular hacker altering "my physiological appearance" ;)
     

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