InterJournal Complex Systems, 596
Status: Submitted
Manuscript Number: [596]
Submission Date: 20628
Continuous and Discrete Properties in Self-Replicating Systems
Author(s): Arnold Smith

Subject(s): CX.6

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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