Re: Complex computer programs

From: Phil Goetz (
Date: Mon Sep 12 2005 - 15:28:23 MDT

--- Richard Loosemore <> wrote:

> Did your agents evolve their behavior substantially in the course of
> interacting with other agents? This would be the crucial factor to
> look
> for. Not just a small change of parameters, but the kind of change
> that
> makes them almost become different programs? Now, if they did, we
> might
> expect some complex behavior. What I was trying to say was that most
> programmers do not put that level of evolution (adaptiveness) in
> their code. And because they don't, it is hard to get any of the
> interesting facets of complexity to show up.

The cells in a cellular automata don't change their behavior,
and don't evolve.

- Phil

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