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Von Neumann worked on the cellular automata in in late 1940’s and 1950's as an abstraction of self replication. Von Neumann's ideas of propagation of information from parent cells to next cycles in ...
Von Neumann worked on the cellular automata in in late 1940’s and 1950's as an abstraction of self replication. Von Neumann's ideas of propagation of information from parent cells to next cycles in a cellular automaton, could be an explanation of the geometry of space-time grid, limitation on the speed of light, Heisenberg’s Uncertainty principle, principles of Quantum theory, Relativity, elementary particles of physics, why universe is expanding,… and the list goes on. If this simple mechanism could explain so many things, why was it not a prominent field of research? The answer is very simple but at the same time quite unexpected: one of the applications of this post war study of Von Neumann on Cellular Automata was cryptography; therefore his results were classified and still kept as top secret by USA government. However it’s time to look at this subject from a different point of view: Can this mechanism be used to explain the physical universe? we are more interested in the secret of existence than encryption-decryption of text or data; where did all these galaxies, stars, cosmological objects come from, when did it start, what it was like at the beginning of time and space
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