Craig Venter created a synthetic life-form from man-made DNA. Watch this.
Paul Rothemund has created a computer chip not just made of DNA, but used DNA as the programming language. Watch this.
We already have DNA altered / bio-engineered food.
Paul has demonstrated proof of concept for creating a chip and memory out of DNA using DNA. Ever since I saw it, it became clear to me that robots increasingly intelligent and becoming conscious is not going to happen. “I, Robot” misses the point. Rather, I and the robot will be integrated into one being. As Paul and his team develop the DNA language and compiler and make chips and memory,we will then use a virus and integrate it with our DNA. The ‘watering can’ he mentioned will be our bloodstream. The DNA created cell phone won’t be in my pocket, it WILL BE my elbow. I don’t see why I’ll need a wire to connect to the internet either, or charge my cellphone or clothes.
Materials themselves are becoming intelligent and will be integrated, so our environment will no longer be so separate from ourselves as we become integrated with it.