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Artificial Life free pdf This book looks at artificial life science - A-Life, an important new area of scientific research involving the disciplines of microbiology, evolutionary theory, physics, chemistry and computer science. In the 1940s a mathematician named John von Neumann, a man with a claim to being the father of the modern computer, invented a hypothetical mathematical entity called a cellular automaton. His aim was to construct a machine that could reproduce itself. In the years since, with the development of hugely more sophisticated and complex computers, von Neumann's insights have gradually led to a point where scientists have created, within the wiring of these machines, something that so closely simulates life that it may, arguably, be called life. This machine reproduces itself, mutates, evolves through generations and dies.

About Steven Levy

Steven Levy is the author of two earier books, Hackers and The Unicorn's Secret. He writes a monthy column for the computer magazine MacWorld.

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Author : Steven Levy
Publisher : Jonathan Cape Ltd
Data Published : 01 October 1992
ISBN : 0224035991
EAN : 9780224035996
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 394 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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