Radio emerges from the electronic soup

By | 2002-10-07

A self-organising electronic circuit has stunned engineers by turning itself into a radio receiver.

I’m not sure why they’re “stunned”, as they were hoping for a similar result from the experiment. Nevertheless, it speaks volumes about the randomness but eventual success of the evolutionary principles proposed by Darwin. It’s not too long now that we can expect to see such methodology used in any number of fields, not least medicine. To keep this post on-topic (I’ve been drifting) perhaps it could be used to breed a race of politicians who are interested in the survival of the species as a whole, not only in increasing their own power and bank balances.

Source: metafilter

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