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Is the Universe a Hologram?Scientists Answer the Most Provocative Questions$
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Adolfo Plasencia

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780262036016

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.001.0001

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The Emergence of a Nonbiological Intelligence

The Emergence of a Nonbiological Intelligence

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Is the Universe a Hologram?

Michail Bletsas

Adolfo Plasencia

The MIT Press

Michail Bletsas, Director of Computing at the MIT Media Lab and Director of the Network Computing Systems Group at MIT, is convinced that the 21st century will see the emergence of biological intelligence. He starts the dialogue with an explanation of why the Internet and its huge computational system, - the most complex human-built system -, is forcing us to learn to engage with systems that are becoming even more complicated, with varying levels of complexity. He describes later the arrival of the finely granular Internet, which in consequence led to the concept of connectivity everywhere. Later he outlines the Internet of Things’ capabilities that he and his team have deployed inside the new MIT Media Lab building. Michael then goes on to argue why we have to separate issues of business from scientific arguments and prediction—the important thing in business is not only what’s going to happen, but when it will happen. Michael also relates why the best type of innovation is bottom up, before going on to explain how not only innovation, but also evolution, is gradually improving things.

Keywords:   The Internet of Things, Codification of human intelligence, Nonhuman intelligence, Nonbiological intelligence, Non-carbon-based biological evolution, Finely granular Internet, Mesh technologies, Connectivity everywhere, Peer-to-peer effect, Long-Term Evolution (LTE) Technologies

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