Emergence and dynamics of self-producing information niches as a step towards pre-evolutionary organization

  title={Emergence and dynamics of self-producing information niches as a step towards pre-evolutionary organization},
  author={Richard J. Carter and Karoline Wiesner and Stephen Francis Mann},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society Interface},
As a step towards understanding pre-evolutionary organization in non-genetic systems, we develop a model to investigate the emergence and dynamics of proto-autopoietic networks in an interacting population of simple information processing entities (automata). Our simulations indicate that dynamically stable strongly connected networks of mutually producing communication channels emerge under specific environmental conditions. We refer to these distinct organizational steady states as… 

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