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The most extraordinary and inspiring vision of the future I've ever seen

The most extraordinary and inspiring vision of the future I've ever seen | IXISM | Scoop.it
“ I've seen countless science fiction movies and documentaries about the future of humanity. Nothing I've ever seen was as inspiring and beautiful as this extraordinary short film by Erik Wernquist, narrated by Carl Sagan. It is not hyperbole. Watch it and get ready for goosebumps.”
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SFI Bulletin - How Life Got Complex

SFI Bulletin - How Life Got Complex | IXISM | Scoop.it

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Andrea Graziano's curator insight, May 28, 2014 3:26 PM

how information is encoded in living systems (genomes and brains), consider estimates for upper bounds in adaptive information capacity... Biological systems are far from equilibrium, requiring a constant flow of energy to maintain their organization and functionality. The processing and encoding of information provides a means for life to manage and maintain energy acquisition, use, and dissipation.

Biological systems – from cells to tissues to individuals to societies – are hierarchically organized; understanding why life is organized the way it is, from the smallest bacteria to the largest human institutions, requires combining real-world observation and abstract mathematical theory in novel and creative ways