When a stem cell divides, one daughter cell must maintain its stemness while the other specializes. Therein lies another truckload of requirements.
For years evolutionists thought early cells must have brought other cells inside of them, and those other cells then mysteriously evolved into mitochondria.
In short, the sequences performed no new function, so no new information was created.
Protocells place origin-of-life researchers in an awkward position: relying upon an imaginary entity to sustain their belief that only matter and energy exist.
Cell membranes are essential for life because they actively maintain homeostasis, providing a consistent environment inside the cell.