FANDOM


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Von_Neumann_universal_constructor

  1. a kind of self-replicating machine
  2. Newmann interested in construction universality and evolution
  3. Von Neumann's crucial insight is that part of the replicator has a double use; being both an active component of the construction mechanism, and being the target of a passive copying process. This part is played by the tape of instructions in Von Neumann's combination of universal constructor plus instruction tape