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wetware

(jargon)
/wet'weir/ (Probably from the novels of Rudy Rucker, or maybe Stanislav Lem) The human nervous system, as opposed to electronic computer hardware or software. "Wetware has 7 plus or minus 2 temporary registers." Also, human beings (programmers, operators, administrators) attached to a computer system, as opposed to the system's hardware or software.

See liveware, meatware.

wetware

A biological system. It typically refers to the human brain and nervous system. See liveware, grayware and wares.
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In other words, the future of cognitive augmentation became a dress rehearsal and performance of wetware, the convergence of biological and digital systems.
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Pure AI takes a different course, attempting to build in software a pure artifact that acts intelligently but not in any way that traces a heritage to our native wetware (other than the important detail that we designed the artifact in the first place.
For one thing, translating the dynamic contents of wetware to software is hardly trivial.
Like software, this wetware can be erased, corrupted, infected, hijacked, and edited, letter by letter, word by word.
In this classification netware is added to the classification of hardware, software, and wetware in Nelson and Romer (1998).
OWS opens a new front, as the first prime-time example of the utility of networked electronic devices and hard-/soft-/ wetware (human) components.
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The goal is testing what happens when all this NextGen hardware and software interacts with the semi-logical wetware of the human being.