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Vivisystems
This nOde last updated December 28th, 2001 and is permanently morphing...
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The overlap of the mechanical and the lifelike increases year by year. Part of this bionic convergence is a matter of words. The meanings of "mechanical" and "life" are both stretching until all complicated things can be internal linkperceived as machines, and all self-sustaining machines can be perceived as alive. Yet beyond semantics, two concrete trends are happening: (1) Human-made things are behaving more lifelike, and (2) Life is becoming more engineered. The apparent veil between the organic and the manufactured has crumpled to reveal that the two really are, and have always been, of one being. What should we call that common soul between the organic communities we know of as organisms and ecologies, and their manufactured counterparts of robots, corporations, economies, and computer circuits? I call those examples, both made and born, "vivisystems" for the lifelikeness each kind of system holds.
 
Out Of Control by Kevin Kelly

 

In the following chapters I survey this unified bionic frontier. Many of the vivisystems I report on are "internal linkartificial"-artifices of human making-but in almost every case they are also internal linkreal-experimentally implemented rather than mere theory. The artificial vivisystems I survey are all complex and grand: planetary internal linktelephone systems, computer virus incubators, robot prototypes, internal linkvirtual reality worlds, synthetic animated characters, diverse artificial ecologies, and computer models of the whole Earth.

- from internal link_Out Of Control_ (1994)atomjacked inventory cache : Chapter One -The Made And The Born - Triumph Of The Bio-Logic -  by internal linkKevin Kelly
 
 

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