Chapter 12: The Principle of Computational Equivalence

Section 11: Implications for Technology


Given elements (such as pieces of molecules) that fit together only when certain specified constraints are satisfied it is fairly straightforward to force, say, cellular automaton patterns to be generated, as on page 221. (Notable examples of such self-assembly occur for instance in spherical viruses.)

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From Stephen Wolfram: A New Kind of Science [citation]