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Wolfgang Banzhaf and Lidia Yamamoto

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780262029438

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262029438.001.0001

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Summary and Perspectives

Summary and Perspectives

(p.451) Chapter 21 Summary and Perspectives
Artificial Chemistries

Wolfgang Banzhaf

Lidia Yamamoto

The MIT Press

This chapter starts with a discussion of some common criticisms of the artificial chemistry approach to modeling systems. It turns out that “opaque thought experiments” are an answer to some of them. Next we delimit the borders of the field, since obviously not everything can be modeled as an AC. After a summary of the main features of artificial chemistries we conclude the book with appeal to curiosity and research initiative of the reader.

Keywords:   Constructivity, Future, Individual-based models, Multi-agent systems, Opaque thought experiments, Unpredictability

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