Re: Net software uses genetic algorithms

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Fri Oct 06 2000 - 20:41:49 MDT

> Net software uses genetic algorithms
> By Duncan Graham-Rowe

<...>> "With evolution, traditionally you only reap the benefits after many
> generations, whereas here you have the three aspects of evolution--heredity,
> variety and selection--but without anyone having to die," he [Inman Harvey]

So, the Global Brain, the WebMind, has superseded evolution.

Now all it has to do is reproduce itself. Let's see... how many GBs can squeeze
into a Space Shuttle?
Wrong question. How many baby GBs can build Space Shuttles? has about 60% of the Web (WebMind) cached. This sounds like an
instance in which hardware hasn't caught up with software, if we consider
information as software.

--J. R.

"One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is
constantly making exciting discoveries."
--A. A. Milne, author

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