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Evolution of material intelligence and survival strategies based on matter, energy, and geometry
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Paper Abstract

An analysis of the evolution of intelligence and survival strategy of certain materials is presented in this paper. Materials have been further classified in this paper based on their smartness or intelligence. The criteria used in the analysis involve matter, energy, information, and geometry. Also, a novel perspective on the meaning of intelligence is proposed. Thus, a system is considered to be intelligent if it normally possesses a survival strategy with regards to its state of being. Essentially, new definitions for information and hierarchical structures have been added to the classical matter-energy dualism. The influence of geometry has proved to be very important in the evolution and properties of matter. Based on the characteristics of the living systems a correlation between living and non-living systems has been established. It has also been demonstrated that the geometrical shape of a material structure is determined by its survival strategy. Furthermore, hierarchical structures of intelligent materials have been analyzed from geometrical point of view. This has led to the conclusion that geometry represents a complementary factor in the intelligence of materials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 June 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3984, Smart Structures and Materials 2000: Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures, (19 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.388774
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Sorin G. Popa, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Mohsen Shahinpoor, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3984:
Smart Structures and Materials 2000: Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures
Vasundara V. Varadan, Editor(s)

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