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Evogrid Update for Grey Thumb SV Nov 25, 2008


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Bruce Damer's update on the EvoGrid project given to the Grey Thumb Silicon Valley chapter at SRI International, 25 Nov 2008

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Evogrid Update for Grey Thumb SV Nov 25, 2008

  1. 1. EvoGrid Update Bruce Damer Grey Thumb Silicon Valley Nov 25, 2008
  2. 2. Two kinds of EvoGrid EvoGrid Broad EvoGrid Deep (Only at the very beginning of this thinking)
  3. 3. EvoGrid (deep) The Movie Storyboard Purpose: raise awareness, promote project, volunteers, advisors, researchers, collaborators, debaters.
  4. 4. EvoGrid The Movie Select Renders
  5. 9. EvoGrid The Movie First Public Release – Nov 25, 2008 (draft ver 10)
  6. 10. Two more variants: Asteroid Eaters
  7. 11. Two more variants: The God Detector (humorous treatment or the Dawkins attractor)
  8. 13. EvoGrid: Philosophical Implications Will biologists (one day) declare these synthetic biological environments “worthy of study as a living system”? Would an EvoGrid and harnessing the power of evolution become a design tool for Humanity in the 21 st Century? Would it become a mechanism for life’s expanded Design into the Solar System or for the survival and extension of life on Earth? How does a successful origin of life simulation affect our sense of God, our Design in the Universe and the future of life?
  9. 14. New Book: Divine Action and Natural Selection Damer: The God Detector Upcoming book (launch October 27 th , 2008)
  10. 15. Final Thought (Only at the very beginning of this thinking)
  11. 16. Resources and Acknowledgements <ul><li>Project EvoGrid at: </li></ul><ul><li> & Podcast (thanks Tom Barbalet) at: http:// </li></ul><ul><li>DigitalSpace 3D simulations and all (open) source code at: </li></ul><ul><li>Ryan Norkus (animator), Peter Newman (DSS 3D Developer), Todd Furmanski (USC – Nerves upate 2005), Prof. Dick Gordon (idea stimulator and advisor), Tom Barbalet (discussion facilitator and advisor), Galen Brandt (partner in life and advisor). </li></ul>