Meaning of wetware in English:



mass noun
  • 1Human brain cells or thought processes regarded as analogous to, or in contrast with, computer systems.

    ‘differences between the wetware of the brain and the hardware found in our PCs’
    • ‘There's more to web services than the promise of sacking your call center casual labor, and obliging the public to use fully automated self-service applications instead, of semi-automated human wetware.’
    • ‘You don't need messy human wetware - foul drunken journalists - and it's much more of an ‘end-to-end’ solution, whatever that may be.’
    • ‘To accommodate their clients, Hanover installed some wetware - human beings - into the online shopping process.’
    • ‘Next, we combine the three images in software the way the wetware of your brain combines the signals from the red-, green-, and blue-sensitive cones in your retinas.’
    • ‘The challenge of science is to overcome the constraints of our neurological wetware and understand a physical world that we know only second-hand and incompletely.’
    • ‘What about the software working with the wetware as they say - the person working with the machine.’
    1. 1.1(chiefly in science fiction) computer technology in which the brain is linked to artificial systems, or used as a model for artificial systems based on biochemical processes.
      ‘He and CR5 had made use of the ship's wetware downloading system to temporarily enhance his brain to the point where he could easily function in the absence of time.’
      ‘As this happened, that you yourself would somehow be transferred from the wetware of the brain into the hardware of the microchip.’