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Evolution 2.0

The traditional (Darwin-like) biological evolution (Evolution 1.0) has drawbacks, for example, it does not allow the inheritance of ...

The traditional (Darwin-like) biological evolution (Evolution 1.0) has drawbacks, for example, it does not allow the inheritance of the learned knowledge. The transmission of the learned knowledge in human society and a few other animal species is delivered between individuals through teaching. However, this method is inefficient, time-consuming, and highly dependent on the ability of the individuals.

The development of the species can be made much more efficient by realizing a more advanced way of evolution, where instead of only the genes being transferred (Evolution 1.0), the learned knowledge can be inherited and can be transferred to the next generations as well (Evolution 2.0). This option could launch an explosive growth of evolution for the species.

The bio-based development does not allow this new type of evolution. The physical representation of the learned knowledge in the brain appears not related to the physical representations of the properties of the genome. There is no feedback from the brain to the genome; the determination only goes in one direction. The genome creates the brain's structure. Any structural changes in the brain cannot cause genetic modifications. However, this could be achieved if a more advanced method of evolution would be provided.

Existing biological systems are not able to do this; it could not be possible naturally. Only in the systems created by human activity can Evolution 2.0 be achieved. The robotics could give way to this, where robots would become self-reproductive systems. There is no principal limit on this, only the technical implementation has to be developed, and technical implementation means not just the physical reproduction of the robot's control system but the acquired knowledge too, so the states of the memory could be reproduced as well. (This would eventually mean immortality also, in a sense.)

The Evolution 2.0 based development of robots would cause a significant evolutionary advantage for them against the biological systems and the humankind as well.

The question still remains: Can consciousness and natural intelligence be created in artificial systems? Is this issue still more religious than scientific?

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