Beta-life: Short Stories From An A-life Future by Prof. Martyn AmosBeta-life: Short Stories From An A-life Future by Prof. Martyn Amos

Beta-life: Short Stories From An A-life Future

EditorProf. Martyn Amos, Ra Page

Paperback | September 25, 2014

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Computers are changing. Soon, the days of silicon-based logic-gate computing will seem like a quaint and distant memory from a charmingly clunky past. Likewise, robots—once designed by mere mortals—will be soon be devised solely by the ultimate designing agency, evolution (with the help of computer modeling of natural selection). Meanwhile, A-Life (artificial life) and mathematical biomimicry—algorithm-based virtual models that map the collective intelligence of nature onto manmade systems—will become as big as genetics is right now. What this future will look like, exactly, is beyond even the scientists. But this book attempts to start the process of imagining it, by pairing researchers at the cutting edge of A-Life and Unconventional Computing with some of the most exciting writers working in English.

Prof. Martyn Amos was awarded the world's first PhD in DNA computing; he is currently a senior lecturer in computing and mathematics at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Ra Page is the editor of The City Life Book of Manchester Short Stories and the founder and managing editor of Comma Press. He has edited several anthologies pub...
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Title:Beta-life: Short Stories From An A-life FutureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.5 × 5 × 1.2 inPublished:September 25, 2014Publisher:Comma PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1905583656

ISBN - 13:9781905583652

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