|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|142302||163096||2016||10 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
Evolution has transformed life through key innovations in information storage and replication, including RNA, DNA, multicellularity, and culture and language. We argue that the carbon-based biosphere has generated a cognitive system (humans) capable of creating technology that will result in a comparable evolutionary transition. Digital information has reached a similar magnitude to information in the biosphere. It increases exponentially, exhibits high-fidelity replication, evolves through differential fitness, is expressed through artificial intelligence (AI), and has facility for virtually limitless recombination. Like previous evolutionary transitions, the potential symbiosis between biological and digital information will reach a critical point where these codes could compete via natural selection. Alternatively, this fusion could create a higher-level superorganism employing a low-conflict division of labor in performing informational tasks.
TrendsDigital information is accumulating at an exponential rate and could exceed the quantity of DNA-based information.There are biological and social implications arising from our growing fusion with the digital world.The parallels between evolution in the biological and digital worlds need to be explored.
Journal: - Volume 31, Issue 3, March 2016, Pages 180–189