Are crystals alive?

Crystals most definitely have a “lively” energy. Unlike other living beings on planet earth, they do not require a source of food, yet they do radiate energy. Crystals do form and grow, but once formed they do not die. In terms of such understanding of “Life” on Earth, crystals are not “alive.” Experience points to the possibility that crystals are the universe’s natural version of “artificial” intelligence– devices that can sense and learn, and can store and transmit information.