Friday, September 21, 2007
The Spider by the Bathroom Window
This morning while I was brushing my teeth, I saw a little spider by the bathroom window. It was very small, maybe a sixteenth of inch long. I put my finger down next to it and it backed away. That little spider is more complex than the most sophisticated robots around today. It is completely independent and responds to all sorts of conditions in its environment. It feeds itself. It has multiple and sophisticated sensors and is even able to reproduce. Will we ever achieve anything so fantastic or beautiful?