Natural Genetic Infrastructure

Chris Alexander closes his 1996 OOPSLA keynote with an unexpected call to action: apply programming's power to the generation of a living world. transcript

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The call comes in part C, after his own past and present work in parts A and B. The transcribed words we've quoted begin just under one hour into his presentation.

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Chris goes on to explain that those of us who wield the power to transform the world have accepted the role of technicians, hired guns, serving other interests.

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After this close, amidst the polite applause, one hears an attendee gasp, "oh wow".

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