|InterJournal Complex Systems, 596
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Submission Date: 20628
|Continuous and Discrete Properties in Self-Replicating Systems|
Category: Brief Article
Since von Neumann's work in the 40s and early 50s, cellular automata have been a prime paradigm for studying self-replicating systems. We argue in this paper that there are real advantages to be gained by using a different paradigm involving particles that are free to move and interact in a normal Euclidean space, with physically-plausible modes of interaction and asynchronous clocks.
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