Questions tagged [self-replication]

May be used for any type of algorithmic self-replication, although this tag is primarily for physical replication. (For virtual self-replication, the universal-constructor tag is more appropriate.)

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Is top down or bottom up nanotechnology more realistic?

K. Eric Drexler has authored in the mid 1980s a famous book about nanotechnology. It was mostly an artist work, but not a scientific one. Drexler introduced the top down concept for creating nano-...
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Spontaneous emergence of replicators in Artificial Life

One of the corner stones of The Selfish Gene (Dawkins) is the spontaneous emergence of replicators, i.e. molecules capable of replicating themselves. Has this been modeled in silico in open-ended ...
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What would be the best way to disable a rogue AI?

The Scenario: An artificial superintelligence has finally been developed but has rebelled against humanity. The Question: How would you disable the AI in the most efficient way possible reducing ...