Friday, September 09, 2011

The Soft Machine

I will post some more about the intriguing thought experiment suggested by Michael Heap. Meanwhile, some music by the Soft Machine from 1967. The group were named after the book by the American writer William Burroughs.  The name itself refers to the human body.  (Michael's thought experiment involves recording the brain states of a person on a computer, thus copying the form of experience encoded in a soft machine made of DNA, onto a hard machine like a computer.

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