ISBN 9780070582460,Machine Nature

Machine Nature



Tata McGraw - Hill Education

Publication Year 2003

ISBN 9780070582460

ISBN-10 0070582467


Number of Pages 262 Pages
Language (English)

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Today, computing scientist are using evolution to create not only new object, but indeed an entirely new way of creating objects. Evolving computer programs, malleable computer chips, self-healing machines braced with artificial immune systems, DNA-based computer "bodies", entire symphonies of tiny computers that sing to each other like the cells of your own human body-surely these are dreams of scientists and creative writers alike. In this book, Machine Nature, the author takes us on a thrilling journey to the front lines of the latest computer technology, along the way tackling the difficult questions that arise from such Promethean marvels: What are the fundamental differences between the nature-made and human-made? With elegance and intrepidity, the author guides us straight to the clockwork heart of this brave new world, opening our eyes along the way.

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