So, this one is a little 'pie in the sky', but it's a cool way to end this feature. The idea of Bioengineering is that you grow things like buildings and cities. Weird, right? I'll let McDonough explain it: “Some of the strongest, most elegant, and most impressive structures on Earth are trees. Think of that, and now imagine the question, “What if we could grow a skyscraper instead of building it?”
Carry on David--it's all good: “This whole process would start small, like growing a suit of armor or the chassis of a car. If you can manage that, the applications start to run wild. What if we could get metals and machinery to assemble themselves? What if they could heal themselves, or evolve to adapt to their environment? The idea behind the Bioengineering tech is to create a genetic machine where metal can operate almost like organic tissue. Biometals are materials that behave like a living thing. This concept is one of my favorites”.