“Consciousness”? I wouldn’t say that. But still fascinating.
This was amusing:
This, Stuefer explains, is comparable to a computer virus specialized to infect computers with a certain version of the Windows operating system. “Such a virus spreads very fast if all terminals on a network have the correct Windows version while its spread is slowed down if there is variability in the systems,” he said.
I love that even plant researchers are recognizing that viruses are predominantly a problem of the broken operating systems from Redmond. Get a Mac! Or better yet, run GNU/Linux! Say goodbye to viruses.