I have begun rereading Out of Control by Kevin Kelly, in my opinion, a 1995 classic on the bringing together of machines and man and making them indistinguishable.
I have only gotten in to this barely, around twelve pages, but it has several lines that I feel like would be of interest to our readers:
From Page 1: “Machines are becoming more biological and the biological is becoming engineered.”
From Page 2: “That is, the more mechanical we make our fabricated environment, the more biological it will eventually have to be if it is to work at all.”
From Page 3: “As we look at human efforts to create complex mechanical things, again and again we return to nature for directions.”
Here is a talk from Kevin Kelly about technology and it being alive in a sense: