Five principles - Mechanics of Self-reproduction
  1. 2 or more states
  2. definite boundaries
  3. external energy
  4. transference of activation
  5. track or channel

Mechanics examples

Minimal self replicating system


Key feature of biological replication

Understanding the gap between cellular automata and complex universal constructor-computers

Universal Constructor Model
Analogies between ribosome and universal constructor

“Self-replication” of virus

Model the operation of self-reproducing machine - "Fabrication virus"

make useless pieces for now...

Hypothetical Universal Fabricator