This is loose I will seek to understand it more.
Then if we think of the minimum components to spark a significant revolution of life we should think about inspiring replicators or different types of replicators that depend on, require, or utilize, different types of environment to spark growth and favorable evolution.
In this it might be that bitcoin replicates bitcoin’s which become useful, but from another perspective we can see that Satoshi’s implementation caused the replication of his software in the forum of nodes (buy paying them to exist!).
This software does somewhat change and evolve but not some important core principles of it (which may transcend code partially).
So its not that the environment is important in the different replicators that can arise but rather possibly the perspective that changes what it means to be a replicator of different “types”.