Automatic Software: - It’s like genetic engineering before there were any genes apart from a few simple ones. What rules do they obey in order to construct (over time) a living being? These rules must be simple, universal (literally) and have a goal. This would seem to indicate that we live in an already pre-programmed universe, which of course is obvious as if everything was totally random nothing could yet be observed. Writing a set of rules in software (which could be considered to be the first genetic engineering step) on the way to creating something self-sustaining in any environment in which it finds itself, would seem to start here. For instance if you introduced a new type of data storage device using entwined particles how would your existing “intelligent” systems know firstly of it’s existence and secondly how to use it as there is no one to provide any interface? Evolution of most species on Earth has “programmed” sensors like eyes, smells, pressure wave detection (hearing) and a whole host of other sensors. These sensors are however very similar in nature mostly concerning vibrations of various frequency’s and airborne chemicals etc so the “code” required to build these sensors must have been simple in concept initially, re-writing itself (say using Darwin’s theories) when bugs turned out to be advantages. Is this how it was done? Is it a “Matrix” type operation where your brain if forced to expand to handle all the input and a “bug” decides the new order? A few simple line of code? But how? Where do you start? This is the next step in the understanding of writing the few lines of code that will itself build the next generations of machine intelligence as Turing predicted and they will (astonishingly) be able to evolve at a rate (once started) of about one billion time faster than we have. Someone please e-mail me the code! It’s out there somewhere already.