*Darwin’s Devices*

The author is John Long and the subtitle is What Evolving Robots Can Teach Us About the History of Life and the Future of Technology.  Excerpt:

4. Evolve predatory robots.  If you or the enemy employ Pell’s Principle, you’ll need to be prepared to capture or destroy swarms.  For starters, you’ll need to let your evolving predators have the capacity and capability of filter feeders like baleen whales.  Consider behavioral adaptation first in your predators because the shorter generation tie of the prey will limit opportunities for hardware evolution in the predators.

File under: Whole new class of worries.


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