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KurzweilAI, April 1, 2009 -- Google announced at midnight the world's first Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence Entity (CADIE), the first evolving intelligent system. "im a girl, 2 minutes old, just hanging out in C.A."
An article, "Why Do Dachshunds Have Short Legs? Science Has an Answer," in R&D, July 17, 2009, reminds me of an observation. In the language of computer programming, a retrogene is a patch on a pre-existing piece of software. Could it be that the entire embryogenic/genomic network that dictates a creature's morphology is nothing.
“Surrogates” scenario: FBI agents (Bruce Willis and Radha Mitchell) investigate the mysterious murder of a college student linked to the man who helped create a high-tech surrogate phenomenon that allows people to purchase unflawed robotic versions of themselves–fit, good looking remotely controlled machines that ultimately assume their life roles–enabling people to experience life vicariously from the comfort and safety of their own homes.