wetware

wetware
a) A human brain or mind as a computing element. Coined as a parallel to hardware and software. Common in the cyberspace genre of science fiction.
b) The underlying generative code for an organism, as found in the genetic material, in the biochemistry of the cells, or in the architecture of the body’s tissues.

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  • wetware — [“wetwer] n. the human brain. (Compared to computer hardware and software.) □ This isn’t a hardware problem; it’s a wetware problem. □ You need to update your wetware …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • wetware — Surgically implanted hardware. The pacemaker is my latest piece of wetware …   Dictionary of american slang

  • wetware — Surgically implanted hardware. The pacemaker is my latest piece of wetware …   Dictionary of american slang

  • Wetware hacker — A wetware hacker is one who experiments with biological materials to advance knowledge, and does so in a spirit of creative improvisation.The word wetware refers to biological materials, by analogy to the words hardware, software, and firmware.… …   Wikipedia

  • Wetware (novel) — infobox Book | name = Wetware title orig = translator = image caption = Cover of first edition (paperback) author = Rudy Rucker illustrator = cover artist = Joe Devito country = United States language = English series = Ware Tetralogy genre =… …   Wikipedia

  • Wetware computer — A wetware computer is an organic computer (also known as an artificial organic brain or a neurocomputer) built from living neurons. Professor Bill Ditto, at the Georgia Institute of Technology, is the primary researcher driving the creation of… …   Wikipedia

  • wetware — noun Etymology: wet + software Date: 1975 the human brain or a human being considered especially with respect to human logical and computational capabilities …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wetware — ● ►en n. m. ►WARE logiciel humide, c est à dire le logiciel humain, donc grosso modo, les cerveaux qui codent …   Dictionnaire d'informatique francophone

  • wetware — wet|ware [ wet,wer ] noun uncount INFORMAL used for referring to the people who work with computers, as opposed to computer software or HARDWARE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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