Just awoke from an interesting dream, in which I was in, or watching, a book or movie called Humidor, not about a cigar case but rather a natural phenomenon of the Earth. I'm already forgetting most of it, but just before I woke up it was being explained to me that the earth's core had just recently, in the last 30 years or so, solidified, and was functioning as a supercomputer. I told the explainer, played by a Jeff Goldblum or Tommy Lee Jones sort of actor, that I couldn't see how a liquid magnetic core could just self-organize into something so complex, and he answered "ever hear of DNA"?
Might be good grist for a fictional short story.
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