internet nuro-net?

Shaw Green shawg at aisb.ed.ac.uk
Tue Jun 11 10:09:20 EST 1996


Seem to remember from school someone mentioning 8 or 9 characteristics
of systems that they should possess for them to be considered living
motility, reproduction, etc etc I think the internet would fall down
at least on the reproductive criteria it doesnt self perpetuate does it ?

Shaw



G K GRAY (gord at homostudy.win-uk.net) wrote:
: Reply to; gord at homostudy.win-uk.net 
: In article <31B573A7.31C at cogsci.ed.ac.uk>, dog (dog at cogsci.ed.ac.uk) writes:
: >cameron hill wrote:
: >> is the internet a nuronet
: >>  and is it alive?
: >
: >1. no.
: >2. depends what you mean by alive.
: >
: >dog
: >-- 
: >mailto:dog at cogsci.ed.ac.uk
: >http://www.cogsci.ed.ac.uk/~dog
: >
: >"Time for a less subtle approach." - Kira Nerys
: >

: J.D. Bernal referred to all tools, mechanisms, constructed systems,
: &c collectively as "The Extension of Man". Seen this way in context
: it is alive, in effect we *breathe* life into it, just as we
: implant artifactual genetic material, technically non-living
: material, into living organisms. Seen this way, everything depends
: on the context.
: Gord 


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Shaw Green, MSc Knowledge Based Systems
Dept of AI
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