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Originally posted by raptorinvictus
reply to post by ghaleon12
I dont think the liberary analogy is correct. The whole point is that complex systems have a way of going on an unpredictable path and the internet is about as complex as systems get.
What we need to find out is what 'makes' life and how does that apply to a complex system?
The point is right now the internet only stores information but does it have the potential to understand it?
The difference between knowledge and wisdom!
"Viruses fulfill replication, mutation and selection — but people don’t consider them to be alive, because they think life has to be made of chemicals. We can definitely make things in a computer that fulfill the criteria for life that NASA uses, except it’s not chemical."