There have been many science fiction stories written about the possibility of alien life in forms seemingly impossible to 'common sense' like the idea of 'incorporeal beings'; alien life 'made' out of energy or what has been described as 'living energy'. Could a self-organising self-coherent self-controlling system of interacting energy fields 'act' like a separate possibly cognitve 'agent' that 'behaves' like a mind or a 'mental force'? So could a living energy being exist ( like the ones talked of in science fiction)? Could a machine or a computer be made only out of the energetic and dynamic interaction of self- sustaining fields of energy? What about a virtual machine embedded in a computer program ; isn't that like a machine made out of energy? ( it wouldn't have any physical parts)

  • Energy is not some independent stuff, 'pure energy' is nonsensical. Read: profmattstrassler.com/articles-and-posts/… – Ankur Dec 24 '14 at 9:17
  • What do you mean by independent? – 201044 Dec 27 '14 at 4:03
  • Isn't a virtual computer embedded in a computer like a machine made out of energy. It has no physical parts but its main existence is from the programs it is using to 'run' on another system. You can run a windows operating system on a mac computer.. – 201044 May 3 '15 at 14:00
  • We human beings are partly made out of energy yet we can act in all sorts of independent ways. That is if some thing or some process depends on someone to do some specific task one can always do something different , unless forced. – 201044 Dec 20 '15 at 23:30

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