"Life as a Computer" or "Computers as Life"?
- This may be interesting for the group though it may be
"old news" for some.
1) Molecular Computing The computer is literally "life".
2) Genetic Programming.
The computer simulates "life".
- --- In feyerabend-project@y..., "Mike Beedle" <beedlem@e...> wrote:
> * Time-oriented metaphor.I've been playing around in this "dimension", so to speak. What if
every many-many association was a time-series? You have access too all
changes over time. Every entity is "versioned" by time, and the
many-many associations are essentially sets of references to each
entities' version in place at the time the association is made.
I don't know much about Lifestreams, except as a presentation
mechanism. Maybe a Lifestream is or could be represented as a
time-series association of data?
> 2. Linda on the Web.I've been playing with this too, using IBM's TSpaces. Although I am
interested in trying Rogue Wave's XML Spaces as well, since it has
more support for XML-based data.
I agree this mechanism has not received its due (yet). Another simple,
powerful tool that follows the principle that the dynamic is better
than the static. Static is a special case of dynamic, and not vice
I am interested to learn how Lifestreams and Tuple Spaces are related?
I know they came from the same lab, and that Tuple Spaces can
coordinate actions and information over time. But what else?
> 3. LISP. Why LISP?Of course. 8^)
I've been using JScheme because it is simple and sits on top of
today's assembler language, Java.
And because, well, it is Lisp. It has adapted well to 40 years of
software technology so why ask why?