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The emergence of information organization in biology

Dan Wright

(Submission #115)


Information organization and management are commonly understood to be the products of conscious processes undertaken by human beings. While not incorrect, this view is narrow and excludes a wide range of natural, evolved informational mechanisms in biological systems. The creation of human information organization systems that can exercise a degree of autonomy in interactions with the world so that they can be flexible and adapt to changing conditions would benefit from an understanding of the biological information systems that do this. We present results from preliminary simulation work on the evolutionary information dynamics of the primitive building blocks of biological information organization. By broadening our view of information organization to include these natural systems, we stand to gain a deeper understanding of both principles of information organization and the natural world.

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