Today's FridayFix™ is just a little bit of "are you kidding me?  I love living in the future!" that is perfectly timed to kick-off the 30-day countdown for the release of ANCESTOR in hardcover, one month from tomorrow.

The ANCESTOR is "a computer-engineered living creature, an animal whose organs can be implanted in any person, with no chance of transplant rejection." Back in 2005 when Scott began writing ANCESTOR, J. Craig Venter's artificial virus -- an actual living organism created from scratch -- was part of the inspiration.

So imagine the excitement around the Lair of Døøm™ yesterday when Venter held a press conference to announce the first self-replicating synthetic bacterial cell! Does this shit right here sound familiar? "A cell starting with the digital code in the computer, building the chromosome from four bottles of chemicals. This is the first self-replicating species we've had on the planet who's parent is a computer."

So, this isn't exactly Genada creating the Ancestor, but it is exactly the first step they take to get to the cuddly Baby McButter.

Life imitating art or art imitating life? Or, reality imitating Siglerism, as it should be.

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YES! YES! YES!!!

Zombie Apocalypse, here we come! :-D :-D :-D :-D

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Way cool stuff!

I've been looking forward to this for a long time, science fucking rocks, but i would think so, being the total geek and Siglerian that I am.

Praise the FDØ or prepare to wonder if it's not a cow, then what the hell is gnawing at your intestines Cool

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Beginning of the end~?

Stories like this always scare me, as can clearly be seen in Scott's books like Ancestor and Infected/Contagious you should not fuck with genetics unless you want to be hunted....i suppose we are lucky that the FDO has so readily prepared us for the future! Sealed

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No doubt!

I knew all of that zombie preparedness was worth it! Take no prisoners! Take no..... shit! From zombies

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Science imitates life

And it's fucking badass.

 

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This is too alarming

Totally agree with synthetic stem and am now prepping for the apocalypse.  Had put off getting my gun back from HQ after renewing my firearms cert. will be making the appointment to get it returned first thing monday morning before the shit hits the fan!!!

I wonder if I need planning permission to build a bunker in a conservation area.

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It is epic

just think of the posibilities, the possible cures and vaccines its just so much better 4 us all, that and even if it turns bad it will still be pretty awsome, bring it on zombies

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