From representations to concrete realizations
It is commonplace to maintain that technology will never be able to reproduce a natural object in full detail. Nevertheless, if one tries to rigorously demonstrate the methodological foundation on which such an assumption is based, one finds a number of interesting problems to clarify. This paper attempts to provide a general framework for the understanding of naturoids (man made objects that aim at reproducing some natural object), arguing that every naturoid — and the cognitive model upon which it is based — is the result of a reduction in the complexity of natural objects due to an unavoidable multiple selection process. Naturoids take on their own new complexity, which leads to a transfiguration of the natural exemplars and their performances. On the one hand, this transfiguration poses severe problems for those who try to gain knowledge from naturoids regarding the analogous natural objects. On the other hand, a generalized replacement of natural objects and processes with naturoids will change our way of looking at nature. Therefore, the technology of naturoids could develop through successive generations, each of which would take as exemplars already artificialized objects, giving rise to a new kind of evolution.
Cited by 3 other publications
. Technological Design of Natural Exemplars
. In Origin(s) of Design in Nature
[Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology
, 23], ►
pp. 593 ff.
. The Dog Ate It
. The American Journal of Semiotics
pp. 115 ff.
. On Chance, Causality, Agency, Volition, and Communication: The Case of the Subversive Parrot of Sfakion
. In Language, Culture, Computation. Computing of the Humanities, Law, and Narratives
[Lecture Notes in Computer Science
, 8002], ►
pp. 193 ff.
This list is based on CrossRef data as of 6 february 2024. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers.
Any errors therein should be reported to them.