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The idea of synthetic life has been with me since very young. I read Asimov's "Foundation" series when I was 10, and many other sci-fi works which had A.I. in some form or another. In one of Asimov's last books in "Foundation", he describes a kind of "robot" that is … (read more)

The idea of synthetic life has been with me since very young. I read Asimov's "Foundation" series when I was 10, and many other sci-fi works which had A.I. in some form or another. In one of Asimov's last books in "Foundation", he describes a kind of "robot" that is essentially indistinguishable from humans. Fast-forward a few years and I'm thinking about the same thing as I watch "Westworld"... Could it ever be done? Could we one day synthesize life? Self-replicating molecules with something other than carbon as a base?

Also, if you noticed the 'glitch' and were bothered by it, don't be. It's an imperfection that I left there deliberately as part of the piece. Evolution would not have gotten very far without imperfections. Mistakes in the copying process (mutation) is the key to complex life being able to evolve.


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Great work. Yes, mutations are vital for evolution. And synthetic life? They would only ever be 'our' version of life, a simulation with evolutionary variables in-built. Until their energies run out. But mathematically dangerous none the less. Maybe... some other planet has already created them... Let's hope they don't find a way to create fast, interstellar travel. Let's hope they don't find Earth anytime soon.

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Godfrey Meyer
2019/10/10

Awesome work! Cheers!

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the reflection of fragments on the sphere... really interesting artwork!

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Totally besotted with this piece Jody. Have always loved the double helix as an art form, designed by the Creator. The way you have created the turning of the inner and outer spiraling is SO captivating. ♥︎♥︎⚖️♥︎♥︎

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Really like this relaxing to watch... There is no perfection in art, we evolve...

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Indrani Mitra
2019/10/06

I love how intricate this is .. seamless yet complex ...I guess technically our individuality are the mistakes .. :)..otherwise we would be clones of each other..

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Gala Mirissa
2019/10/06

WoW! I love It!

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Mike Butler
2019/10/06

Brilliant depiction of your story,
Jody. Artificial is an important topic these days. Full of promise and peril.

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ruth allen
2019/10/06

I could watch all day. A golden Mesmer. Lovely.

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Impressive, spectacular, every week you surprise me, how much work, and above you invoke Asimov. Moebius tape brings to mind. All the things that amaze me have this creation. If there is an error I will not discover it, all perfection must necessarily have one. My admiration thank you for creating it.

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