can’t disagree with Stephen Hansen call out quote. he found one of my bigger more important points….
How a system ENCODES its data dictates what that system can do. Intelligence, empathy, autonomy, etc is not an external feature of a system (animals, humans, computers…) but emerges from the ordering and connected-ness of its memory and real time interactions.
the distinction between a machine and a living thing:
machines are linear, axiomatic, static contingent systems.
living things are non-linear, dynamic contingent systems.