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A major conceptual step forward in understanding the logical architecture of living systems was advanced by von Neumann with his universal constructor, a physical device capable of self-reproduction. A necessary

A major conceptual step forward in understanding the logical architecture of living systems was advanced by von Neumann with his universal constructor, a physical device capable of self-reproduction. A necessary condition for a universal constructor to exist is that the laws of physics permit physical universality, such that any transformation (consistent with the laws of physics and availability of resources) can be caused to occur.

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    • Digital object identifier: 10.3390/e19090461
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    Adams, A., Berner, A., Davies, P., & Walker, S. (2017). Physical Universality, State-Dependent Dynamical Laws and Open-Ended Novelty. Entropy, 19(12), 461. doi:10.3390/e19090461

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