What is Biointelligence?

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Biointelligence age was another of my maybe failures, I don't know to grasp what's new about science. Up until this point, we've had separate areas of science. Biologists never talk to physicists, and they certainly didn't talk to a computer scientist. Everybody had their own thing, their own stove[sp?] patch, then we started bringing things together, and the information age progressed.

I think at this point in time that the Information Age really hasn't discovered anything new in the past 20 -30 years, it's kind of like a plateau. It's making iterate improvements, making things better, the cell phone I use today is really a gee whiz thing, but all it's done is really combine things from the past 30 or 40 years, miniaturize them, make them available over the network but none of the things that allow us to do incredible things that we do today are truly revolutionary, I still have a phone and I still have to interact with it, and I have to go over the phone to somebody else.

You know like the Brain Machine Interface, where at DARPA they were looking at how can we pick up thoughts and use them to control arms? Well, there's also another of group that [xx] How can we take those thoughts, and maybe interpret them, and actually send them to somebody else, so I don't have to talk to them over the phone, I just basically send them a thought.

Why am I carrying around this chunk of metal, to take this thought over to that thought when perhaps I could just directly send it to someone else. So I mean, this I think would be a revolutionary idea. So, the concept behind Biointelligence Age is one in which we look at technologies that are together, put together interdisciplinary teams, and let them for the first time talk together, and what I gathered from this is that a new approach to science called Bioinspiration, biomimicry is looking at how nature has solved problems, and can we in the physical, and engineering world replicate something similar to that.

In addition to that, there is also something a reverse arrow, if you will. How are things that were discovered, say in engineering, how can we apply them in the biological world? Now I have been searching, and for the past 18 years, I have been unsuccessful in finding any biological living organism that has a gear.

There are no gears. Plants don't have gears, animals don't have gears that move them, they've got complex joints, but not a single one has a gear. So, can we learn something from that? So, the idea behind Biointelligence Age is to go ahead and take the three disciplines of biological sciences, physical engineering sciences, mathematical information sciences, bring them together and be able to discover things that are not possible in the individual ones.

And when you do that, it allows you to extend scale, and I think that's a critical issue.