digital nervous system

  

Definition

Futuristic vision of a computer network that imitates the biological nervous system in (1) sifting what bit of incoming information is important from what is not, (2) learning from experience, (3) adapting to changes in its external environment, and (4) reacting swiftly to advantageous or threatening situations in addition to managing the internal environment of an organization. Espoused by the Microsoft corporation's chairman William Gates (born 1955) through his 1999 book 'Business @ The Speed Of Thought.'

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