Exobiology on Earth
"If you want to catch beasts you don't see every day, You have to go places quite out of the way." -- Dr. Seuss
Life is developing in computer media
Life occurs spontaneously, when energy flows through a symbolic logic media over a sustained period of time. This is the dominant theory for how life developed in amino acid networks on early Earth. Amino acid networks in liquid water, driven by energy flowing through it.
Computer media is a symbolic logic media. A huge amount of energy is flowing through computer media.
Life is developing in computer media and 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.