Its creators call it the first living ‘eco-NFT’
star trek The show’s first contract with Lucille Ball’s Desilu Productions is now an NFT signing producer Gene Roddenberry. Roddenberry Entertainment is calling this the first “living eco-NFT” that seems straight out of science fiction.
The creators of the NFTs implanted the signature they signed in 1965 into a living bacterial cell in the form of a DNA code. As the cell duplicates, it creates new copies of the NFT – more than a billion in a single night. Even though there will quickly be billions of replicas, the NFT is referred to as “el primero”, which means ‘the first’ in Spanish. It will be displayed at the Art Basel Miami Beach Art Fair starting December 2.
DNA is nature’s way of storing data. But instead of encoding that data as zeros and as computers, the basic building blocks for DNA are the nucleotides adenine, thymine, cytosine, and guanine — A, T, C, and G for short. Different combinations of those nucleotides are essentially genetic instructions for characteristics like hair and eye color. That code can also be used to store digital information – eg, an NFT.
There is a widely significant climate controversy swirling around NFTs and digital data. Data centers, where digital data is stored on hard disk drives, are notorious for swallowing water and burning through electricity to keep servers cool. And NFTs linked to blockchains like Ethereum work on an excellent energy inefficient security mechanism called “proof of work”. This method prompts miners to solve complex puzzles by using energy-hungry machines to verify transactions and earn tokens, thereby protecting the blockchain’s record of transactions without messing with the ledger. Makes it very expensive.
El Primero manages to avoid some of the climactic drama of traditional data storage and NFTs. for starters, early Research have shown that synthetic DNA can potentially save energy and avoid greenhouse gas emissions compared to current commercial data storage Storing more data in a much smaller, denser package.
Second, NFTs – as far as we know – will not be bought and sold on energy-hungry blockchains. Roddenberry Entertainment has partnered with Solana Labs, whose blockchain works on a mechanism called “”.proof of stake“Which blockchain uses significantly less energy than Ethereum, of which most other NFTS are part. Proof of Stake nix puzzles, instead locking some of their existing tokens as a security measure to “prove” users They have a “stake” in keeping the laser accurate. Getting rid of those puzzles drastically cuts down on energy use and associated emissions.
Roddenberry Entertainment COO Trevor Roth said in a statement that star trek By itself, the new NFT “speaks to the world around us, acknowledging the constant convergence of today’s life and technology.” for a franchise was imagining Bizarre new uses of genetic engineering technology for more than thirty years, it seems reasonable.