Farrar, Straus and Giroux, one of the world’s most prestigious publishers, has started a blog-based serialization of Pulse: The Coming Age of Systems and Machines Inspired by Living Things. Here’s a snippet from a Publisher’s Weekly summary:
…former Audubon contributing editor Frenay tells readers that computers with emotions will arrive sooner than we may feel comfortable with. In this wide-ranging look at how biology and technology are being integrated in almost every area of human invention, Frenay writes of virtual communities and societies that are springing up online, some with economic systems that mimic those of the real world. Scientists have already created virtual life forms that have developed “sex” all by themselves and are exhibiting evolutionary traits.
Posted by P. Kaufman at April 19, 2006 1:53 PM