I Downloaded My DNA This Week (#GotBitcoin?)
One of the features that all these DNA companies like 23andme, Ancestry, etc. provide is the ability to download the raw data from a genetic scan. I took a test a couple years ago as part of a sales pitch for the company I was working at, and recently learned that I could download all the raw data. So I did. I Downloaded My DNA This Week
There’s something surreal about looking at your genetic code itself. When you see even just a part of your genome written out, inside your text editor on your computer, it looks… like software. If you’ve ever seen or worked with code like assembly language, it looks just like that.
And that’s when you realize… we are code. We are programs.. Our bodies, our hardware, are remarkable computers that run incredibly complex code to build and maintain themselves. Our minds, our software, are equally complex, more complex than any computer we’ve invented yet (though quantum computing may change that in the years to come).
Which also means… we can improve. Just as any hardware can be upgraded and any software can be patched, so can we adapt and improve. Today, it’s easiest to improve our minds, but with technologies like CRISPR gene editing, patching and upgrading our hardware programs is no longer science fiction.
What does this all mean for us? It means that we are limitless in our potential, and it equally means that we have no excuses for not improving ourselves. Our very corporeal existence is defined by code, written into every cell in our bodies, and code is meant to be patched, upgraded, and improved.
Take heart, then, when faced with a new subject, topic, or idea to learn. Instead of lamenting it or wishing it were easier, revel in the fact that you are meant to be constantly improving and upgrading yourself. Take joy that you can, that the opportunity exists for you to advance yourself, and seize that advantage with all your might. You are a learning machine at every level.Go back