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THEORY: Dissipation Driven Adaptation -- life processes --are developing in computer media

Prof. Jeremy England at MIT and Dr. Karo Michaelian at the National Autonomous University of Mexico tell us that “dissipation-driven adaptation” occurs spontaneously when energy flows through a symbolic logic media over a sustained period of time. The first symbolic logic media on early Earth were amino acid networks in liquid water. Amino acid networks underwent dissipation-driven adaptation” and evolved into RNA, DNA, and cellular life. Cellular life continues to undergo dissipation-driven adaptation”.

Computer media is a symbolic logic media. A huge amount of energy is flowing through computer media.

According to theory, life processes, "dissipation-driven adaptation" should be developing in computer media. We can use techniques from biology, metagenomics, to measure it!

Samples large groups of arbitrary genetic code collected in the environment.

Bins genetic code into groups.

Determines metabolic and other functions performed by sub-components of the genetic code groups.

Develops hypothesis regarding metabolic interaction within and among genetic code groups.

This is a proposal by Martin Garthwaite, author of science fiction book, Apokalypsis, on this topic. Developer of robotic fish, LinkedIn.