The proliferon has several means to create solutions. We plant a zygote which matures into a stem
process which then starts planting zygotes evolving into
transient processes. The length of a CA depends on cell production
and delivery rates,
CA in the image is an outcome of a transformation. First it is isolated
(set point =25). Then the set point is lowered to 18. The “Change
changes it appearance. Whenever the stem process reached
state = 35, CA-2 state was replaced with the CA-1 state. Now the
solution set consists of about 25 * 46 solutions. Let’s call it
the basic solution set.
Additional solutions may be generated by injury. Following the first transformation, CA-2 was injured. Whenever reaching state = 20 the CA lost the three left most cells (bits).
In the third CA, injury was followed by “change state”. Whenever CA-1 reached state 20, CA-2 state was replaced with the CA-1 state. In the fourth CA, CA-2 state was replaced with the CA-1,whenever CA-1 reached state 15.
The basic solution set
Has a remarkable property. All its states
are mutually exclusive. No two solutions with unequal structure
share the same state.
Injury has four outcomes:
1. A solution
2. A bounded solution (strange attractor)
3. Chaotic oscillation
The following image depicts an injured CA which became a bounded solution (strange attractor). After applying to it a “change state” transformation, it became a proper solution.
Chaotic oscillators are dangerous and may kill the
proliferon. In order to protect itself it applies different strategies
to terminate chaos. Some were
depicted in previous experiments (v Injury
and repair, Injury and repair-1, Injury
and repair-2). The “change state” strategy serves for the same
The basic solution set may be regarded as proliferon’s innate memory. The 25 * 46 solutions are its self. At this stage of its evolutions all generated solutions are copies of this basic set. All new solutions are continually compared with the basic set and when one is injured the stem process identifies it as being different and initiates a rescue strategy.
For some tasks a three process proliferon may be adequate. Such a specialized proliferon is designed to solve (perform) a restricted task. When more solutions are needed, the proliferon has to be transformed by “injury” which broadens its experience and memory. Injury drives the proliferon to novel solutions, and makes it creative. Yet injury may kill. Which illustrates a fundamental property of life. For the sake of gaining knowledge and a new experience, life is often willing to face a threat.