Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Cognitive radios like "living creatures"

"The new cognitive radios are similar to living creatures in that they are aware of their surroundings and understand their own and their user's capabilities and the governing social constraints," according to Center director Charles W. Bostian.

At what point does "inanimate" become animate -- or, for that matter, the other way around? And will our transhuman descendants have a predilection for such koans?


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W.M. Bear said...

I'd like to hear something "cognitive" ON the radio besides right-wing talk-radio assholes.

weevee: aqpfog ("A quiet, profound fog.")

Mac said...

You and me both. But I'm afraid terrestrial radio is doomed to idiocy.