Seth Lloyd argues how organisms have evolved to make use of quantum effects. Recent experimental evidence suggests that living organisms are using quantum mechanics in a sophisticated fashion to enhance the efficiency of photosynthesis.
Bacteria are essentially performing a quantum computation to extract energy from light.
He shows how plants and bacteria perform quantum information processing, and is discussing how living creatures engage in all sorts of ‘quantum hanky-panky’ in their efforts to survive and reproduce.
Seth Lloyd has performed seminal work in the fields of quantum computation and quantum communications, including proposing the first technologically feasible design for a quantum computer.