https://medium.com/@devang/overstating-results-elife-and-dis... and its citations.
I'm not a distributed database expert.
But I'm wondering: is this analogous to sharding? Not really, I guess.
Eventual consistency? Not really, I guess.
Is it: sharding + replication + "ordering" => Eventual consistency?
What do we have in tech that behaves like this?
They’re like little DNA paratroopers behind enemy lines
> researchers realized that a [biological] virus could be composed of two or more independent pieces, all of which were vital for infection
multipartite computer viruses are monolithic; when they infect a boot sector, if there is not enough space, additional segments of the virus are stored in other parts of the disk (eg. masked as bad sectors), but it's still a single logical unit.
It would certainly be an interesting idea for malware to break into independent pieces in separate logical locations (boot, files, etc.), but that's not how multipartite viruses traditionally work (or worked; I'm referring to DOS viruses).
Biophotons are just regular old photons produced by a living being (biological system). I'm not sure how they could be relevant, here.