After about half a year working on my bachelor thesis, I finally handed it in this past Monday at noon. The topic for the paper was “Definitions of Life” and I will soon give a resume of my findings on this site. What can you look forward to?
The notion of ‘living’ investigated by means of chemical experiments, mathematical models and philosophical concept evaluation – all with lots of examples from current research.
For starters – think about some very life-like technologies such as humanoid robots, synthetic cells like the Mycoplasma mycoides JCVI-syn1.0 of the J. Craig Ventor research group, or instances of thought-directed hardware like the advanced robotic-arm prosthesis of Claudia Mitchell (pictured below).