The Ascent of Information

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Caleb Scharf argues that all the data we create - all of our emails, tweets, selfies, A.I.-generated text and funny cat videos - amounts to an aggregate lifeform. It has goals and needs. It can control our behaviour and influence our well-being. And it's an organism that has evolved right alongside us. This symbiotic relationship with information offers a startling new lens for looking at the world. Data isn't just something we produce; it's the reason we exist. This powerful idea has the potential to upend the way we think about our technology, our role as humans, and the fundamental nature of life.