Using data supplied by researchers at the Max Planck Institute, University of Illinois postdoctoral researcher Elijah Roberts and chemistry professor Zaida Luthey-Schulten built a computer model of a bacterial cell that accurately simulates the behavior of actual cells.
Amazing! Now – whether you believe
Taking this armchair approach one step further there are about 100 Trillion cells in the human body that each have roughly 10’000 times more atoms than an E-Coli. So, how many years until we can reliably simulate a human being on the cellular level?
10^14*10^4 = 10^18 = ~500^7 ==> 7×6 = 43 years.
My prediction: if you are born post new year’s day 1975 – you will likely be around for the Singularity. Provided of course we will not