When is a frog not a frog?
When it's created from computer algorithms (AI) and evolved into a new life form. A living machine.
Scientists at the University of Vermont evolved frog stem cells. The tiny blobs made up of living tissue are neither robot nor animal. About the size of the head of a pin, they can be programmed to do different jobs, such as heal wounds faster and deliver medicines to specific places in the body.
There's no external control. The xenobots are more like windup toys. The bots are programmed to do a job and nothing else. The bots can work alone or in groups.
How fascinating is that? It's incredibly cool. Want to learn more about the xenobots? Here's a link to the article. XENOBOTS
This bit of science inspired some scenes in Endpoint, Backworlds Book 8. I hope to release it before the year ends
Here are some M. Pax specials to enjoy in the meantime:
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