Are humans GNU?

Okay, so I was thinking about the human body a little bit, and I was trying to figure out if it more closely resembled a Linux or Windows system. I have come to the conclusion that it falls somewhere in the middle of the two. The body has a certain level of freedom similar to the Linux OS, but also has implemented restrictions like Windows. For instance, if one wants to hurt one’s self, it is one’s decision to do so. However, that being said, the CNS picks up that pain and sends it to the brain, which registers it and could cause one to stop inflicting the pain-causing action. Though this is merely one anecdote, I think it nicely summarizes the OS-style structure of the human body. A fully Linux body would allow one to inflict as much pain as one wants without hindering him or her at all. A fully Windows body wouldn’t allow for the self-injurious behaviour at all in the first place.

Anyway, food for thought. 😉

|:| Zach |:|


    • QU on Sunday, 3 June 2007 at 00:02
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    I would so be in favour of the windows body.

    1. Hmmmmm, the Windows body certainly would be easier to use, wouldn’t it? 😉 I, however, would rather have full control over my body because maybe I could overclock certain parts or processes. I vote for the Linux body. 🙂

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