Many things in Nature which we thought to be eternal, like the fixed stars, atoms, or quantities such as mass, turned out to be only temporary forms. - Walter Thirring.

Software is a black hole. If Lee Smolin is right, and Black holes do form the seeds of 'universes' which inherit their properties from their parents, then we need a new word for our universe. If Roger Penrose is right, and space is a manifestation of the relationships between processes, then informational life is not such a silly idea. Software is formalised information. It can evolve. this has been shown to be true. The network will want for nothing.

[closer]


thoughts on a screen by dave sag. ©1997

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