Eye glasses incorporated with ultra thin computers (like the Detective Conan comic) will be a reality someday if Researchers from the Nara Institute of Science and Technology are to be believed. Apparently, the scientists have succeeded in creating a method to fabricate ultra thin memory with (hold your breath!) a protein found in mammals. And this is perhaps the first significant step taken towards the creation of ultra thin computers - devices that can be integrated into watches or goggles.
Typically, computer memory is made up of circuit elements with a metal base and a silicon substrate. Since these materials are manufactured in an atmosphere of 1000 degrees Celsius, materials with low heat resistance like glass and plastic are ruled out.
Ferritin, a globular protein complex in the mammalian body, can replace silicon as it can be arranged on substrates without the heat process, making it possible to manufacture ultra thin memory chips. The protein along with metal molecules is fabricated to form the substrate in a high-density, orderly arrangement. The protein factor is destroyed by passing UV light through the substrate. Memory chips manufactured through this method are less than 1 micron in thickness. If the research moves along in the right direction, we would witness a whole new generation of espionage and stealth technology. The day is certainly not far!