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Tim_Tyler comments on No Evolutions for Corporations or Nanodevices - Less Wrong

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Comment author: Tim_Tyler 11 November 2008 11:49:05PM 0 points [-]

I visualise a situation more like that with computer viruses. Yes, there are viruses with encrypted genomes - but the encryption is a defense against the immune system - not a defense against random mutations. In fact, the encrypted viruses typically deliberately mutate themselves after decryption.