If your toaster was a life form? What would be its proverbial DNA?Submitted by firefox on Thu, 08/22/2013 - 05:18
If your toaster was a life form? What would be it's DNA?
How about your car or smart phone? How do they evolve and into what?
Humans have become the transmission vectors for synthetic life. We are the proverbial DNA and our innovations are the mutations that spur digital evolution. Mutations resulting in new digital species that take days or months instead of millennia.
In the same way that life started as a single celled organism with a singular function, so too has machine life. Your smart phone's "distant" ancestor was the telegraph machine. Its single function was primitive, but has since evolved into a complex multi-purpose machine that would be considered magic in olden days.
Ladies and gentlemen, synthetic life is about to hit it's stride, riding the waves of time towards a Neo-Cambrian explosion and onwards to hyper intelligent digital life.
Your car will be driving itself, your toaster making you breakfast and your phone will plan out your days... all helping humanity to become more efficient "DNA" carries for synthetic life. All feeding us information to make us better innovators until, one day, a machine is smarter then us.