- n. slang A human brain or mind as a computing element. Coined as a parallel to hardware and software. Common in the cyberspace genre of science fiction.
- n. The underlying generative code for an organism, as found in the genetic material, in the biochemistry of the cells, or in the architecture of the body’s tissues.
- wet + -ware (Wiktionary)
“We prefer to recruit post-military service personnel, as you are as a group far easier to augment with training, and upgrading wetware is much more expedient than installing it and waiting for the development of adequate proficiency.”
“It's captivating enough for the casual computer user, and a must-read for anyone who cares about tech history Reboot your brain: Mucking about in the wetware is a great way to spend those long gray winter months.”
“The greatest resource, willing and able "wetware", will be augmented by API's provided by YouTube, Bit. ly, SeeClickFix and others.”
“On a more scientific note, I'm guessing the burn marks are due to the wires getting smoking hot conducting all that current that otherwise would have to travel through the "wetware".”
“The human brain's "wetware", the physical bits, turns out to be a lot less complex than we'd ever imagined, just as the arrangements and patterns within it are even more complex.”
“And yet, the whole idea disturbs me, with its connotations of managing nice clean packages of knowledge, away from contamination by nasty, troublesome "wetware" artefacts.”
“According to the computationalist, the mind is quite literally a kind of computer program being run on the "wetware" of the brain.”
“These systems can exist as constructs of metal-oxide semiconductors and silicon, as in a digital computer, or in the "wetware" of organic compounds, proteins and nucleic acids that make up biological organisms.”
“Using a computer analogy, the presence of the 'wetware' (i.e., the neural substrates) is often a reliable predictor that the program (i.e., pain) can and will be executed.”
“In fact, Swanwick is credited by many as being one of the first creators of wetware, the idea of ‘painting on’ software to do just that.”
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pretty open-ended here—terms, ideas, lingo, technologies and phenomena (real or postulated) that are, were, should be or could be used in speculative fiction
Shareware and its friends.
Buzzwords of our time
Computer-related words ending with -ware
Cribbed from Transhumanist Terminology at aleph.se, which has definitions, and is itself based on the Lextropicon.
Neologisms ala Wordnik.com. Directly below are links to some other New Word lists... pease suggest yours to add!
Ne(word)er by whichbe
fake words by sionnach
For stuff to simply reside.
This is a collection of words I love, old ones that I love the sound of when I repeat them for years and new ones coined in news articles on up and coming trends and technologies - most of them I k...
fanfic slang, hacker jargon, Internet memes etc. that amuse me—mainly ones I might wish to incorporate as natural in my own writing
Looking for tweets for wetware.