Substrate for Blood Music – Advanced Computation within Cells

“…a team of researchers at MIT has developed a technique to integrate both analogue and digital computation in living cells, allowing them to form gene circuits capable of carrying out complex processing operations.” We tend to make a distinction between wet organic brains and dry silicon brains. People readily accept that psychological states can exist … Continue reading “Substrate for Blood Music – Advanced Computation within Cells”

Apes, AIs and Us

On first contact with our Great Ape cousins, we dressed them in clothes, gave them beds to sleep in and even took them for tea with the King. They were people. We are so close that a rat and a mouse are ten times as different from one-another as a Human and a Chimp. We will … Continue reading “Apes, AIs and Us”