The signature of “Star Trek” producer Gene Roddenberry (Gene Roddenberry) boldly entered a place where NFT had never appeared before-the code of life itself.
As early as 1965, Roddenberry signed a contract with Lucille Ball’s Desilu Productions to provide funding for Star Trek. On November 30, the signature became an irreplaceable token (NFT) And implanted in the DNA code of living bacterial cells-30 years after the death of the science fiction legend.
Roddenberry Entertainment describe It is the first ever “Living Eco-NFT” and “the true intersection of science and science fiction.” As the cells of the organism divide, this work will replicate and grow.
“As long as the bacteria are alive, the cells will double the rate at which they can produce over 1 billion Eco-NFT copies overnight.”
It will be exhibited in Miami during Art Basel 2021 as an artwork called “El Primero” (“First” in Spanish).
The CEO of Rational Vaccines and Emmy Award-winning director Agustin Fernandez collaborated to complete this work. “In terms of data archiving, storing information in DNA represents a whole new possibility,” he said.
“It provides sustainable, environmentally friendly storage with a capacity much larger than any product currently on the market.”
With the support of Metaplex Studios, NFT exists on the Solana Blockchain (SOL).
“The Solana blockchain provides an extremely energy-efficient platform for NFT creators,” said Stephen Hess, interim CEO of Metaplex Studios.
Dr. Paul Predki is responsible for encoding the digital data of the NFT into a DNA sequence, and then storing the DNA in a naturally self-replicating bacterial cell.
“Star Trek” is no stranger to collectibles or NFTs. Purchased by Star Trek fans in July 2020 125,000 NFT trading cards Features “Captain Kirk” William Shatner on the WAX blockchain. In June 2020, Shatner talked about NFT in an article Interview with Cointelegraph Magazine: “The revolution is coming, not only in the streets, but also in the ether. This is a knowledge revolution.”