This article explains the difference between digital worms, digital virus, and a fungus in the digital realm. A virus tends to be malicious towards our machines and replicates itself just like how it does in our real counterpart. A worm tends to just keep to itself and mind it's own business in a sense.The author goes in more depth on the topic of what a digital fungus’ purpose is within the digital realm. Just as fungi tend to branch out and live off of other living things in the physical world, this metaphor is extended into the digital realm. Digital fungi link information that is relevant or near similar. It is not dangerous though it is advisable to be aware of what it does in our machines. The fungus seems to track information, assimilating the ideas encoded in data and how they connect to other similar types of data.
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