On Cool Science Radio, hosts John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek welcome Astrobiologist Caleb Scharf.
Scharf, who argues that all the data we create—all of our emails, tweets, selfies, and A.I.-generated text—amount to an aggregate lifeform.
A lifeform that has goals and needs. It can control our behavior and influence our well-being.
And, it’s an organism that has evolved right alongside us.