Woo! Organic computing is still on the map!
Computer processors may soon have one fundamental aspect in common with their owners – a structure composed largely of carbon, rather than silicon.
Graphene, carbon arranged in atom-thick sheets, is already known to be an excellent conductor, but electronics requires the ability to insulate too, as well as electrical properties in between those two extremes.
Now research has shown that the material can be easily modified to act as an insulator, paving the way for efficient all-carbon electronics.
I hope to one day have a computer that is essentially a plant. Or a lamp post that is also a tree.
The long and science-y version here.
A survey of alternatives to silicon-based computer components here.