Will carbon based life be able to compete with nanoscale animats?
jonesrob at esumail.emporia.edu
Wed Mar 24 11:59:55 EST 1999
One bit of computer memory can require as little as 20 atoms (Sato and
Tsukamoto, Nature, Vol. 363, pg 431, 1993) worth of machinery so that a
human level artificial intelligence and its body might require only a
tiny fraction of a gram. By contrast natural life, with its larger
scale and resource requirements would find it hard to compete in the
world of the future.
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