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Lifebox, the Seashell, and the Soul What Gnarly Computation Taught Me about Ultimate Reality, the Meaning of Life, and How to Be Happy

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ISBN-10: 1560257229

ISBN-13: 9781560257226

Edition: 2005

Authors: Rudy Rucker

List price: $35.00
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"A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step," goes the ancient saying. This concept is at the root of the computational worldview, which basically says that very complex systems -- the world we live in -- have their beginnings in simple mathematical equations. We've lately come to understand that such an algorithm is only the start of a never-ending story -- the real action occurs in the unfolding consequences of the rules. The chip-in-a-box computers so popular in our time have acted as a kind of microscope, letting us see into the secret machinery of the world. In "Lifebox, the Seashell, and the Soul, Rucker -- known as the father of cyberpunk -- uses whimsical drawings, fables,…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 9/29/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 560
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Thought experiment one : lucky number
Computation everywhere
Thought experiment two : the million chakras
Our rich world
Thought experiment three : aint paint
Life's lovely gnarl
Thought experiment four : Terry's talker
Enjoying your mind
Thought experiment five : the kind rain
The human hive
Thought experiment six : hello infinity
Reality upgrade
Rudiments of recursion theory
Turing's theorem