Hi Im new here but I found this a very interesting thread!
If you look at the seven pillars you need some programming or code to get that done. A code to survive or to get alive (or just a code with a purpose). So the P says it all. Without a P(rogram) how would a cell know how to improvise, compartmentalise, handle energy, regenerate, adapt and seclude?
So summarised you could say; life = organic material with a programming code with some purpose built in (duplication, survival, adaptation, energy transition etc)??.