"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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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.