A novel definition of life and its implications to cybernetic systems

A novel definition of life and its implications to cybernetic systems

A novel definition of life and its implications to cybernetic systems

AUGUST 9, 2021

A novel definition of life and its implications to cybernetic systems

by Planetary Science Institute

A novel definition of life and its implications to cybernetic systems
A sample of self-organization mathematically generated by iteration of a simple feedback equation. Self-organization has been observed in a variety of biological processes, such as DNA condensation into chromosomes. Credit: O. Abramov, Planetary Science Institute

Perhaps the most fundamental puzzle in biology—”What is life?”—is addressed in a new paper by Planetary Science Institute Senior Scientist Oleg Abramov.

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