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More than an organic computer, such interlaced wetware (the Drummers' network) plays the very role of a cyberspace, in which pieces of information are accreted and transformed to build up a massive intelligence or awareness, which, as the Neuromancer/Wintermute AI, exists as a suspended ghost-in-the-shell, although endorsing a social (not self-centered) purpose, thus becoming the key for the development of socialist inventions such as the Seed.
This guide to pragmatic thinking for software developers and other knowledge workers concentrates on "wetware" (that is, your brain) and how to adopt new learning and thinking skills according to findings in cognitive science.
As a bonus, one may ask whether digital hardware, the current option, can ever adequately emulate analog wetware, even if this is all there is to consciousness.
Eugene Macintosh User Group - Program: "Backup - Hardware, Software and Wetware." Place: Veterans' Memorial Building, 1626 Willamette St., Eugene.
Cyberpunk's implants, 'mods', 'wetware', and the 'hard-wired' brains that run them, leave little room for the paranormal, for a Cartesian 'ghost' that cannot be downloaded or replicated.
Now, because of the computer/program analogy, we can suggest that what is common to a mental operation and the brain, 'wetware' in which the operation is realized, is some order that remains invariant across transformations.
You may have chosen technology in part because you wanted to be in a world where logic ruled and you didn't have to deal with messy emotions, "wetware" as they are sometimes called by software engineers.
Their task is to produce intelligence--a unique combination of hardware, software, communications, information and human "wetware"--and process facts and factoids, rumors and judgments, opinions and evidence through the complex calculus of human reasoning.
Social engineering is the human side (i.e., "wetware" in hacker slang) of breaking into a corporate network.
Although much of her work involves mathematical models and 3-D software, she has never lost her preference for working directly on the "wetware."
The DNS therefore mediates between the needs and preferences of wetware and of software.
Besides, other days, I think the software would probably keep crashing worse than my own "wetware" does now.