The Lifebox, the Seashell, and the Soul
What Gnarly Computation Taught Me About Ultimate Reality, the Meaning of Life, and How to be Happy
By (author) Rudy Rucker
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Lifebox, the Seashell, and the Soul by Rudy Rucker
Book Description"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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781560258988
(236mm x 178mm x 38mm)
Imprint: Thunder's Mouth Press
Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press
Publish Date: 7-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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All the Visions, Hardback (September 2014)View all books by Rudy Rucker
All the Visions is a short autobiographical novel that Rucker wrote In 1983. Wanting to emulate Jack Kerouac's composition of "On the Road," he typed "All the Visions" on an 80-foot scroll of paper instead of using separate sheets. The book describes the adventures of Conrad Bunger: mathematician, writer, seeker, rebel, freak.
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Author Biography - Rudy Rucker
Rudy Rucker, Ph.D, is professor of computer science at the University of California at San Jose. He is best known for his popular books about science and consciousness, such as The Fourth Dimension, Infinity and the Mind, and Mind Tools. The author of thirteen novels, Rucker is considered one of the core cyberpunk writers. His novels Software and Wetware each won the Philip K. Dick Award. Rucker has worked as a software engineer at Autodesk Inc., where he developed several software packages, including James Gleick's Chaos: The Software. And he was co-editor of the famed cyberdelic how-to book, The Mondo 2000 User's Guide to the New Edge. Rucker currently teaches game programming using his textbook, Software Engineering and Computer Games. See Rucker's website http: //www.cs.sjsu.edu/faculty/rucker for a extended bio, complete list of publications, software downloads, etc.
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