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Gene Roddenberry NFT’s Live Signature Is Weird

Star Trek’s Gene Roddenberry has a new living NFT.

A new NFT was created incorporating the signature of Gene Roddenberry and a living bacterial organism. That’s right, we’re tattooing bacteria. Signature of Star Trek the creator was encoded into DNA of an actual living microbial organism. Why? Who knows. But people want to see it, as it was on display at the world famous Art Basel last weekend.

The bacteria, if it worked, could make millions, if not billions, of copies of the signature. The same signature was used to sign Lucille Ball’s Desilu Productions contract. The whole thing was created simply by injecting a signature into the bacterial DNA code via a non-fungible token.

Dubbed the “first living eco-NFT”, the artwork is clearly a new example of how to create sustainable and eco-friendly NFTs. As it turns out, the computers that make these things tend to be pretty terrible for the environment.

Who wants a Gene Roddenberry bacterial signature?

Technology can be a mistake. The NFT was controversial enough. They are largely a fad, powered by a Ponzi scheme (cryptocurrency), and is doing some damage to our environment in the process.

Not only that, it’s not even the good stuff you can get with NFT. You can pay thousands of dollars for an image, most just right click and save. Now you both own it. Only one person pays thousands of dollars for it.

It’s one thing if you buy a piece of history. Like the actual contract, Roddenberry signed with Desilu. Except you don’t. You are buying something with no real value. It’s a copy of a signature. On bacteria.

I’d rather have moldy bread Roddenberry Been in the fridge for too long.

It all just feels schematic and gross to be able to duplicate a signature a billion times and be able to sell them off, and what is the end result? So can you say you own it? Why would you want?

NFTs are weird.

https://redshirtsalwaysdie.com/2021/12/08/star-trek-gene-roddenberrys-living-signature-nft-is-just-strange/ Gene Roddenberry NFT’s Live Signature Is Weird

Caroline Bleakley

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