Will carbon based life be able to compete with nanoscale animats?

R Jones 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.

R. Jones

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