Wetware [definition]

Arnoud van den Heuvel
June 3rd 2009

Though its exact definition has shifted over time, the term "wetware" and its fundamental reference to "the physical mind" has been around from the mid-1950s. In its original, intended meaning, wetware is the underlying generative code for an organism, as found in the genetic material, in the biochemistry of the cells and in the architecture of the body’s tissues. It is further used to describe the embodiment of the concepts of the physical construct known as the central nervous system (CNS) and the mental construct known as the human mind. Wetware is a two-part abstraction drawn from the computer-related idea of hardware or software.

Many posts on NextNature could have been tagged wetware, and because technology seems to be shifting from "production" to "growing", I think it is a term we will be tagging quite often from now on.

via: vastal.eu | see also: wikipedia.org

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