“computer viruses should count as life”


“I think computer viruses should count as life … I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We’ve created life in our own image.” - Stephen Hawking


According to the definition

“The condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death.”

we can consider virus as life. It can growth, reproduce, do some activity(May be harmful) and death. Only difference is that it’s not made out of physical organic matter.

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