We already have “evolutionary software” – software that creates little beings of software code that reproduces or die in competition with other bits of software.  A mouse brain has recently been modelled in software/hardware at the cellular level.  Now we are beginning to model life forms at the molecular level.  Therefore, soon we will be able to rapidly evolve new organisms.  Couple this to a nanoscale printer, and it should be possible to print out a fertilized ovum of a pterodactyl type creature who has a a new super duper brain.  And lots of other weird shit.  As all nerve signals can connect to out of body neural nets wirelessly, a super-organism of hypersmart pterodactyls with could be created.

Most of the questions that intrigue us today will be trivial.  Questions about religion and politics will become as grade one math in their simplicity to the future transhumans. We are now as infants to the Big Interconnected Brain to come.

Supercomputer builds a virus

. Wednesday, March 15th, 2006.

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One of the world’s most powerful supercomputers has conjured a fleeting moment in the life of a virus. The researchers say the simulation is the first to capture a whole biological organism in such intricate molecular detail.

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The simulation pushes today’s computing power to the limit. But it is only a first step. In future researchers hope that bigger, longer simulations will reveal details about how viruses invade cells and cause disease.

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Klaus Schulten at the University of Illinois, Urbana, and his colleagues built a computer model of the satellite tobacco mosaic virus, a tiny spherical package of RNA.

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