Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Nov 2011 18:39 UTC, submitted by fran
OSNews, Generic OSes Remember yesterday when I said Solaris 11 goes way over my head? Well, today we're talking about where operating systems and biology intersect. Scientists at the University of Nottingham are trying to develop the in vivo biological cell-equivalent of a computer operating system. The project's name is AUdACiOuS.
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by zima on Fri 18th Nov 2011 23:26 UTC in reply to "Comment by Anonymous Penguin"
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Hm, one is a fancy-looking, convenient to handle (and to the storytelling) on stage film prop, riding on the then-mystique of (and past hopes about) neural networks, with technobabble claims about capabilities and fluffy methods of interaction / maintenance / sustenance / etc. - while the other seems mostly like a possibly convenient way of "persuading" the biochemistry of cells to produce stuff we desire. So... (to sort of answer your question) no, not really.

If anything, this looks closer to real-world (also less overboard, less silly-magical) replicators (what life ultimately is)

Edited 2011-11-18 23:26 UTC

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